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How can arbitration or mediation help my real estate dispute?

If you're dealing with a real estate dispute, there are a couple of alternatives to going to court. You can go to mediation or arbitration, both of which help you resolve disputes more quickly and at a lower cost than heading to court. Alternative dispute resolution methods are good for situations where you're arguing over the cost of repairs, money disputes, inspection issues and your claims of misrepresentation, among a number of other claims.

Man claims lifetime lease on third floor of New York building

Property in New York can be hard to come by, and one man says he tried to lock his interest down in a mixed-use building by signing a lifetime lease. He claims he is entitled to the third floor of the building. However, he says that the landlord is attempting to ignore the contract and cheat him out of the lease.

Can a real estate agent be held accountable for being unethical?

Those who have recently undergone the process of finding residential real estate to either rent or purchase likely found it to be an emotionally turbulent experience. Indeed, there was likely anxiety about money and frustration with the waiting game, but also great joy when the offer was accepted and satisfaction when the keys were finally handed over.

In real estate litigation, Commercial Division is court of choice


Real estate litigation in New York is in a class by itself. The high value of property in the city means that millions -- or even billions -- of dollars are often at stake when a dispute arises among developers, purchasers, sellers and other players. Fortunately, in New York there is a court that is uniquely equipped to handle these high stakes cases.

Amendments and variances provide zoning flexibility in New York


In New York City, zoning laws are used to control and guide real estate development. But the city is constantly evolving, and authorities will sometimes allow a landowner to apply for a zoning change in order to develop a site. There are several ways a property owner can seek zoning changes in New York.

Knowledge of real estate transactions can be key


Real estate transactions can be complex which is why it is important to understand all elements of the process and what to expect when handling a real estate transaction which can help avoid real estate disputes down the road. Successful real estate transactions can be important to different types of businesses, trusts and commercial property owners and developers in New York City, as well as to others. The subject matter of real estate transactions can vary but can include office buildings; mixed-use properties; condos; new construction developments and others.

Remedies for encroaching structures in New York


New York is experiencing a construction boom, with new buildings going up all over the city. But, as construction heats up, so does the possibility of disputes between adjoining landowners. One common real estate dispute arises when a new structure encroaches onto

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