Due to a contract dispute, one family has been forced to take drastic measures just to live in their home. A family of five rented a five-bedroom home that they located on Craigslist. According to the family, the Craigslist ad was actually a scam, although they have not received a notice of eviction. However, their water was still cut off. New York residents who find themselves in a similar situation might take note of the family's solution.
New York is full of trendy dives, award-winning restaurants and some of the best nightlife in the United States. Unfortunately, New York businesses, no matter how successful, are not exempt from potentially damaging disputes such as co-owner disputes. One business currently feeling the heat of such a dispute is the well-known celebrity hangout, La Marina.
Real estate disputes come in all shapes and sizes. A particularly heated dispute, which could have ramifications for many residents of downtown Brooklyn, involves the possible redevelopment of Long Island College Hospital into condominiums and a "medical mall."
After Hurricane Sandy hit, property owners in New York started thinking about backup plans as they never had before. The massive power outage caused by the big storm led many to consider purchasing generators and flood insurance just in case anything remotely like Sandy happens again.
Seeing new construction projects spring up is an encouraging sign. It sends the signal that the economy is moving and investors are willing to support real estate development. As developers move forward with plans for a new project, they must first make sure their construction plans abide by all the relevant building codes and standards.
When tenants rent an apartment, they have the reasonable expectation that the landlord will not let the property fall into disrepair. Unfortunately, though, sometimes a landlord will run into financial trouble or simply won't fulfill obligations such as providing heat and exterminating pests. In these cases, it may be necessary for the tenants to band together to take legal action.