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In a case addressing what consulting fees (in particular attorneys’ fees) can be charged to an applicant before a Zoning Board of Appeals, the Second Department in Landstein v. Town of LaGrange (– N.Y.S.3d –, 2018 WL 4905436, at 1 (Oct. 10, 2018)) found that the Town had overreached its statutory authority. Petitioner, an amateur radio operator, received an FCC license to operate a ham radio station at his single-family home. He sought a special use permit to allow him to construct a 100-foot ham radio antenna structure (that would be 18 inches by 18 inches wide). As the Town limited the height of “towers” to 35-feet, Petitioner also sought an area variance for the height of his proposed antenna.
By Mark Hakim
On June 14, 2019, New York lawmakers approved, and Governor Cuomo signed, the “Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019.” The Act contains a series of laws affecting all rentals within the State of New York, making permanent New York’s rent regulation laws, which proponents say will ensure that New York’s tenants are protected. However, as with any legislation, especially one that seems to have been enacted hastily, there are unintended and possibly quite adverse long-term consequences.
40-Year Lease Invalid
Cancellation of Satisfaction Denied
Questions About Meeting of Minds
Statute of Limitations Bars Foreclosure Action
Mortgage Acceleration Revoked
Deed Valid When Not Intended As Security for Mortgage Debt
Specific Performance Denied for Failure to Show Ability to Close
Award of Contingent Attorney’s Fees