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Prepaid Condominium Rents: A Sucker’s Punch

January 30th, 2015 — 1:54pm

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When WC Fields said “A sucker is born every minute” he was not talking about tenants prepaying a year of rent on their condominium but he may very well have been!

When a tenant prepays rent, they are setting themselves up for a serious headache. Continue reading »

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UPDATE: Squatters, Transients and Luxury Apartment Renters – Are You Confused Yet?

November 1st, 2013 — 11:08am

confusedOur last post discussed a case in which the City was successful in enjoining Smart Apartments from advertising for transient (i.e. less than 30 day occupancy) rentals.  On this NYC marathon weekend when the City is virtually flooded with tourists here for very short periods, we thought it appropriate to revisit this issue. Continue reading »

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Squatters, Transients and…Luxury Apartment Renters?

August 6th, 2013 — 4:21pm

donotredAll of these months, the owner of apartment 3A could not figure out why there was a constant buzz of activity surrounding his neighbor’s apartment.  Beginning around January, there had been an influx of strange happenings including loud parties and exotic meetings being conducted by constantly changing and often unfriendly faces.

The new and unwelcomed hullabaloo aroused the owner’s suspicion and caused him to probe its origins.  After a quick Google search, he had discovered the source of the activity – a rental advertisement by Airbnb.com – a website devoted to providing apartment dwellers a platform for advertising the rental of their space for short periods of time, just like a hotel. Continue reading »

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