Category: Law & Legislation

Law & Legislation
FHA Eases Financing Regs

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which insures mortgages made by private lenders and banks, will ease condo financing regulations to open up homeownership for more first-time buyers, effective October 15, reports Yahoo! Finance.…

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Condos Exempt from LLC Disclosure Law

Back in September, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill passed by the New York State legislature meant to make public knowledge the actual owners of one-to-four family homes purchased under the guise of LLC’s, limited liability corporation…

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Pied-à-Terre Tax Effort Revived

Bloomberg Quint reports that another blow may be heading toward the  high-end real estate market,  in the form of a revived effort by state lawmakers to impose a tax on second-home purchases of $5 million or more. This tax follow…

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Co-op Wins Legal Battle

According to  Real Estate Weekly , an Upper East Side co-op recently scored legal victory over a litigious shareholder. The co-op, at 12-14 East 64th Street, was granted nearly $400,000 in legal fees in a case that stemmed from flood dama…

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Recent Changes to Co-op & Condo Laws

This past June, the New York State Legislature and Governor enacted into law a sweeping overhaul of landlord-tenant relations throughout the State; just a few days later, these same powers enacted amendments to those amendments. While relat…

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Keeping a Lid on Legal Costs

As much as a prudent, conscientious board may try to keep a lid on expenditures, sometimes shelling out is unavoidable. When it comes to legal costs though, 'shelling out' can often result in a bad case of sticker shock. In this clip, legal…

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2019 September Board Transition

Community associations are microcosms of democracy, run by an elected board of volunteers trusted to make good decisions on behalf of the community as a whole. Boards make the call on every large and small issue for their constituency. So i…

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