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October 2016 Archives

What does a home inspector check for?

If you are buying a home, you know that this is a huge investment. As such, you want to make sure that the home is safe to live in, that there are no expensive repairs you will need to make in the near future and that there are no existing problems with the home. To accomplish this, you need to employ the skills of a home inspector.

Restrictions limit when landlords may enter rental properties

When a tenant rents a property from a landlord, they likely anticipate having a certain degree of privacy. The rental property serves as a tenant's home, and a Queens tenant will undoubtedly expect to be able to live in the premises without unwarranted intrusions from their landlord. There are circumstances when a landlord has the right to enter the premises, however, and it can be helpful for a tenant to be aware of when such a right may arise to hopefully prevent landlord-tenant disputes.

Maintenance failure contributed to deadly NYC apartment fire

New York City residents have the right to live in safe and habitable rental properties. There are laws and regulations that aim to protect this right, including laws that detail landlord obligations regarding safety requirements, as well as agencies such as the New York City Housing Authority that monitor safety measures.

Landlord retaliation prohibited when NYC tenants exercise rights

Ideally, New York City landlords and tenants will have an amicable and peaceable relationships. One party will provide safe and secure housing and the other party will pay his or her rent on time and comply with the obligations of the lease. Unfortunately, however, sometimes landlord-tenant disputes arise that compromise this sort of relationship.

Queens attorney protects tenants' rights to safety, security

Tenants in Queens undoubtedly have many daily challenges. From dealing with a stressful work environment, to paying bills, to making sure they spend quality time with their families, New York City residents have a great deal on their minds. The safety and security of their homes should not have to be something about which they worry.

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