When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, New York is one of a dozen states that follow a “no-fault” system when it comes to automobile accidents. The system holds that a driver injured in an accident must turn to his or her own insurance company for the payment of medical expenses, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. In order for an injured individual to bring a personal injury...Read More
One look at the New York City skyline can tell you that the city is currently undergoing a building boom. With more and more construction projects beginning each month, construction worker injuries and deaths are on the rise. The growing number of deaths and injuries were brought to the attention of New Yorkers on January 31st, when thousands of New York City construction workers assembled to...Read More
Uber and Lyft in conjunction with state and local authorities are pressuring New York State lawmakers and Governor Andrew Cuomo to expand ride-sharing services in upstate New York. Police Chief David Zack of upstate Cheektowaga, wrote a letter to Governor Cuomo expressing the need for ride-sharing in order to cut down on drinking and driving, car crash fatalities and injuries.
In 2015, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s changes to the New York State School Tax Relief Program (STAR), affected many homeowners. There are two types of STAR Programs: Basic and Enhanced.
The Basic Program provides a $300 tax reduction and there is no age requirement. To qualify for Basic STAR the resident and/or their spouse cannot have a combined income of more than $500,000.... Read More
When drafting a lease agreement, many landlords include a “holdover rent” provision forcing tenants to pay additional rent if they remain in tenancy past the lease term. The provision could require a tenant to pay anywhere from two to three times their stated rent for each month they remain on the premises. New York...Read More
With the official start of Winter arriving, New Yorkers know the inevitable northeast snowfall is right around the corner. When visiting retail locations in the inclement weather, shoppers should be aware of the property owner’s liability for snow removal in case of a slip and fall.
The responsibility of a property owner in New York City to remove snow and ice from their premises is...Read More
Earlier this year, New York City Councilman Carlos Menchaca introduced a bill that would allow cyclists to ride through certain red lights. Currently, cyclists and cars are treated the same way under the law. The bill would allow for cyclists to ride through red lights with Lead Pedestrian Intervals (LPIs), which extend the duration of a red light to give pedestrians additional time to cross...Read More
If you are engaging in any property transaction within the five boroughs, the Automated City Register Information System (ACRIS) is one of the most beneficial tools to your real-estate conveyance. The system is intended to provide notice to property owners of any deeds, mortgages, or other related documents that have been recorded against a single property. Navigating the site does not require...Read More