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March 2016 Archives

Noise issues can lead to disputes between landlord and tenant

Picture this scenario: After months of searching, you find the perfect apartment in New York City. You've spent the day moving and unpacking. Unable to keep your eyes open, you crawl into bed. Suddenly a low rumbling rattles your walls and makes your eyes snap open. Turns out the subway is right underneath your apartment, and you never knew it would cause such a ruckus.

After a foreclosure: what are your options?

Imagine after a long day at work, you head home just wanting to relax. It's been a stressful few months because your finances have started to overwhelm you. As you approach your house, you see a notice that the bank is foreclosing on your property, leaving you in a very difficult position. You could lose your home, and you don't know where to turn. Do you have any options? What can you do?

Your home in a divorce: who gets what?

When a couple is divorcing, one of the most argued issues is who gets what in the divorce. Property division is a highly contentious issue that can cause divorce proceedings to become complicated. It is important to know how New York handles property division and what you can expect in the divorce process.

Can I buy a house if I am not a U.S. citizen?

Immigrants to the United States are often eager to put down their roots through the purchase of a home. The good news is that non-U.S. citizens and those who hold temporary resident status may be able to buy a home. Overall, your ability to purchase a home is not dependant on your citizenship status here in the U.S. However, there are several challenges that you may be facing.

The landlord-tenant dispute: a few tips

Many people have been in an apartment where they haven't been thrilled with their landlord, but they may not have dealt with a full blown landlord-tenant dispute before. These can be particularly nasty legal disputes, so for either party, it is very important to realize what is at stake.

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