• Features

    Making Sense of the 421-A Rent Concession Appeals

    Jeffrey Turkel

    Landlords initially renting up new RPTL 421-a buildings routinely give incoming rent-stabilized tenants rent concessions to account for the fact that construction may be ongoing, and that there may still be punch list items in the apartments. This seemingly innocuous practice, however, has led to class-action litigation wherein tenants allege that rent concessions are part of a fraudulent scheme that results in massive building-wide overcharges under the Rent Stabilization Law.

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  • Columns & Departments

    Real Property Law

    NYRE Staff

    Purchaser of Mixed-Use Building, Not Master Lessee of Residential Units, Liable for Rent Overcharges
    Questions of Fact About Liability for Broker Commission After Expiration of Brokerage Agreement
    Statute of Limitations Does Not Bar Strict Foreclosure Action

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  • Columns & Departments

    Eminent Domain Law

    NYRE Staff

    Evidence Supports Award of Severance Damages

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  • Columns & Departments

    Landlord & Tenant Law

    NYRE Staff

    Prior Landlord’s Purchaser of Loft Tenant’s Improvements Exempted Unit from Rent Regulation
    Notice of Termination Did Not Meet Federal Standards
    Tenant Entitled to Actual Damages for Landlord Breach, But Not to Suspension Payment
    Tenant Entitled to Preliminary Injunction Against Use of Video Cameras In Interior of Premises

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  • Columns & Departments

    Development

    NYRE Staff

    Neighbors Have Standing to Challenge Use Variance for Operation of Concrete Manufacturing Plant

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