Housing

All about rent regulations in NYC

All about rent regulations in NYC

January 13, 2014 at 9:51 am 2 comments

Do you know if your apartment is rent regulated?   There is no doubt that it’s getting harder and harder to find an affordable apartment in New York City.  Despite rent regulations, many NYC apartments are still very expensive for most New Yorkers, especially those with limited income. Or inRead More

Homelessness in New York – Answers to Most Common-Asked Questions

Homelessness in New York – Answers to Most Common-Asked Questions

January 6, 2014 at 9:13 am 0 comments

Homelessness in New York is on the rise.  The total number of homeless individuals in shelters was 50,926 in June 2013.  It’s not a surprise that the most commented blog post on our blog is our blog on Homelessness.  This blog is meant to help answer the multiple numbers ofRead More

Brrr, It’s Getting Chilly Outside: Residents of NYC Learn the Heatings Rules for Your Apartment

December 21, 2013 at 3:57 am 0 comments

The City Housing Maintenance Code and Multiple Dwelling Law requires building owners to provide heat and hot water to all tenants.Building owners are required to provide hot water 365 days per year at a constant minimum temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit.  Between October 1st and May 31st, a period designatedRead More

As Promised: Pet Law in New York City!

December 9, 2013 at 4:42 am 0 comments

While most of LawHelpNY’s housing resources focus on the housing rights of humans, our non-human companions enjoy some legal protections, too! In NYC, tenants who have lived openly and notoriously with a pet may be able to defeat a no-pet clause in a lease.  Residents of NYCHA buildings can haveRead More

Ulster County Workshop to Save Money on your Energy Bill on 11/16!

Ulster County Workshop to Save Money on your Energy Bill on 11/16!

November 7, 2013 at 10:31 am 0 comments

Save Mo ney on your Energy Bill! Learn How at FREE Workshop on October 24 With winter around the corner, now is the perfect time to take steps to make your home or apartment more energy efficient. Learn how to reduce energy bills with low-cost, no-cost actions and more at Cornell CooperativeRead More

Beware of Mortgage Rescue Scams!

October 4, 2013 at 5:25 am 0 comments

Many people, desperate to save their homes, are being victimized by foreclosure rescue companies. Many of these companies promise to negotiate with mortgage banks for lower rates, get payment forgiveness and other benefits in exchange for illegal upfront fees —promises they won’t or can’t actually fulfill. As a result, consumersRead More

Have you registered for the New York STAR Registration Program? 8 Facts to Get You Started!

Have you registered for the New York STAR Registration Program? 8 Facts to Get You Started!

October 2, 2013 at 8:11 pm 0 comments

The New York STAR exemption is the tax property tax break available for owner-occupied, primary residences where the combined income of resident owners and their spouses is $500,000 or less.  This year there’s been some changes to the STAR program and you must act soon in order to not loseRead More

Free Event: September 23 – Navigating the Entire Insurance Process for Individuals Affected by Sandy

September 10, 2013 at 1:23 pm 0 comments

Navigating the Entire Insurance Process: A means to REALLY getting home In this 2 hour workshop you will gain insight in to the reality of the process of getting back in to your home.  You are bombarded with so much information to the point of discouragement and quite often, despair.  It’s timeRead More

Preparing for Court in New York

Preparing for Court in New York

September 9, 2013 at 1:26 pm 0 comments

There’s no doubt that going to court is stressful.  There is a lot you have to do to prepare your documents and your thoughts to be ready to appear before a judge. This quick guide will help explain the different steps you will have to take when you go toRead More

Have you signed up for the NYC Build it Back Program?  If not, registration deadline is October 31

Have you signed up for the NYC Build it Back Program? If not, registration deadline is October 31

August 29, 2013 at 12:12 am 0 comments

This program assists home owners, landlords and renters whose primary homes were damaged by Sandy.  But, the current registration deadline is  October 31!  You can register online at nyc.gov/builditback or you can call 311. Renters —go to this link for details: Build it Back info for Renters. Renters, you mayRead More