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  • Tenant's Rights: To Repair or Not Repair: Can I sue my landlord for failing to make repairs to my apartment?
    Tenant's Rights: To Repair or Not Repair: Can I sue my landlord for failing to make repairs to my apartment?

    The landlord is required to make necessary repairs under the law. Under the Warranty of Habitability, the landlord is required to maintain the tenant’s apartment is a safe and habitable condition. ...

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  • Legal Stories: Part 2: The Welcome Mat:  When Good turns to Ugly
    Legal Stories: Part 2: The Welcome Mat: When Good turns to Ugly

    A common problem: You are considering different ways to earn extra income, especially in today’s economy. Amazingly enough, your friend tells you that her friend Joe is currently looking for a place ...

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  • Landlord's Crisis: Where is my money?
    Landlord's Crisis: Where is my money?

    Your tenant is two months behind rent and he keeps telling you that he is going to send the money in the mail. You keeping waiting and you receive no response. In order to save money, you decide to ...

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  • The Legal Agreement: Broken Promises
    The Legal Agreement: Broken Promises

    Here is the scenario: You have six months remaining on the lease, you found a better place to live, and you ask the management company if you can move out of your apartment before the end of your ...

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  • Succession Rights: 101: What are succession rights?
    Succession Rights: 101: What are succession rights?

    A succession right is a person who has a right to become the tenant of record after the prior tenant of record either permanently leaves the apartment or dies. The law permits persons to claim ...

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  • Succession Rights: No place like home
    Succession Rights: No place like home

    The common scenario: You have a rent-stabilized apartment in Manhattan. You travel frequently throughout the year on business; sometimes you are gone for several weeks. However, you call your ...

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