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New York City, particularly gentrifying areas of Brooklyn, Harlem, and Washington Heights, are seeing an upsurge of deed theft. Attorneys, architects, title companies, real estate brokers, agents, contractors, developers and construction managers need to be alert to this potential issue when blocks of properties are assembled for development in these neighborhoods.
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By Stewart E. Sterk
When does an immediately adjacent neighbor have standing to challenge a SEQRA determination? In Matter of Sun-Brite Car Wash, Inc. v. Board of Zoning and Appeals, the Court of Appeals made it clear that adjacent neighbors have presumptive standing to challenge zoning determinations.
Lifetime Leasehold Interest Does Not Exempt Apartment from Rent Stabilization
Exculpatory Clause Bars Tenant’s Claim for Lost Profits Resulting from Landlord’s Negligence
Landlord’s Reliance on Representations of Prior Owners Does Not Preclude Finding That Overcharge Was Willful, Resulting In Treble Damages
Tenant’s Failure to Pay Rent and Other Charges Forfeits Tenant’s Right to Renew
Questions of Fact Remain About Tenants Liability for Holdover Charges
Tenant’s Proposed Withdrawal of Application for Loft Board Coverage Void As Against Public Policy
Purchaser Who Did Not Record Until After Notice of Pendency In Foreclosure Action Not Entitled to Intervene
Recording of Senior Mortgage Put Junior Mortgagee on Constructive Notice
Issues of Fact Preclude Summary Judgment on Easement Claims
Purchaser’s Claim for Damages Against Dual Agent Broker Survives Summary Judgment
Title Insurance Regulations Upheld
Lawyer’s Signs on Buildings Owned By Corporation Violate Administrative Code