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Posted 1 year ago in Landlord & Tenant by Janet Raasch  
Can Your Landlord Evict You for Smoking?

It is getting harder and harder to find a place to smoke cigarettes. Smoking is not allowed in many workplaces; in many retail establishments like stores, restaurants and bars; and in many public places. Sometimes, you just want to get into your own personal space, where you make the rules and you can smoke if you want to. After all, smoking by adults is legal private behavior. If you own your own home, you can smoke with impunity. If you …

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Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Home & The Law’ Newsletter

Tenants’ Rights for Victims of Natural Disasters In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, countless people were displaced from their homes. While homeowners confront destroyed houses and navigate insurance woes, renters have their own set of problems. Disputes between landlords and tenants are one of the more common legal problems to arise in the wake of a major storm. Find Out More…   Cohabitation Agreements Protect Relationships More and more couples are living together without being married. For those who do, …

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Posted 2 years ago in Real Estate by Aaron Kase  
Tenants’ Rights for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy’s wreckage last week, untold thousands of people are still displaced in New York, New Jersey and neighboring states. While homeowners confront destroyed houses and navigate insurance woes, renters have their own set of problems. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg estimated that 10,000 people in the city have no hope of returning to their homes anytime soon, due to extensive damage from wind, fire and flood. Structural damage, soggy carpets, leaks, mold growth and more …

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Posted 2 years ago in by Ada Kulesza  
Tenants Win in Supreme Court Ruling on Rent Control

In a victory for tenants, the U.S. Supreme Court has let New York City’s hallowed rent stabilization law stand, refusing to hear an appeal by the landlords of two townhouses on West 76th St. who challenged the constitutionality of the law. The decision is a rejection for landlords, who have challenged the city’s rent regulations for decades. The effect is to support rent-control laws found nationwide, including in many cities in California, New York, New Jersey. “I would say as …

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