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March 2019 Archives

Rising rents mean older renters need guarantors

There’s no doubt New York is an expensive city. We’ve all heard of young renters working hard and struggling to make ends meet, but it turns out these struggles aren’t limited to people in their 20s. It’s becoming common for people in their 30s or 40s to need guarantors to sign a lease.

Attention to legal detail protects apartment succession rights

Rent-stabilized, rent-controlled and Mitchell-Lama apartments are a valuable commodity in New York City. For many families, a unit may represent their greatest asset. State and city laws recognize that value by establishing rules that allow these residences to be transferred to others without the loss of rent protection or increasing the risk of eviction. But succession rights are not automatic. Protecting them requires understanding the laws, exercising care in following them and acting quickly after the original tenant vacates.