• Features

    Altman: Six Takeaways

    Jeffrey Turkel

    On April 26, 2018, a unanimous Court of Appeals held that apartments vacated between 1997 and 2011 will be considered luxury deregulated where the legal regulated rent was $2,000 or more at the time the incoming tenant moved in. The court reversed the First Department, which had held that such apartments would not be deregulated unless the rent was $2,000 or more at the time the outgoing tenant vacated.

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  • Columns & Departments

    Landlord & Tenant

    Unique Circumstances Require Rent Recomputation
    City Human Rights Law Requires Landlord to Convert Window Into Wheelchair Accessible Entrance
    “As Is” Clause Does Not Bar Claim That Landlord Intentionally Caused Defective Conditions

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  • Columns & Departments

    Development

    LPC’s Denial of Hardship Application Upheld
    Developer’s Failure to Obtain Final Decision Deprives Federal Court of Subject Matter Jurisdiction
    Spot Zoning and SEQRA Challenges Rejected

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  • Columns & Departments

    Cooperatives & Condominiums

    Purchaser Adequately Alleged Concealment of Defects
    Space Allocation Cannot Be Changed Without Unanimous Vote; Unjust Enrichment Claim Survives

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  • Columns & Departments

    Real Property Law

    No Easement Created Grant Created Valid and Alienable Possibility of Reverter
    Contract Vendee Entitled to Specific Performance
    Questions of Fact About Scope of Mortgage

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