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I am in the process of buying a house in New York State, and

I am in the process of buying a house in New York State, and the seller has proposed that I pay for all closing costs. The way it was phrased was:"I will pay my attorney fees and title clearance.All other expenses with regard to closing would be your responsibility including the transfer tax of $4 per $1,000. "When asked to explain, she mentioned:"Typical closing cost for the seller are their attorney, title, NYS transfer tax and broker commission. I would pay my attorney and title clearance. You would pay the NYS transfer tax $4 per $1,000. You can find this information on line."There is no broker involved (no sellers broker, either), so what exactly would I be responsible for?

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I moved into a rental property in Bethlehem, PA on 3/1/17

Hello-I moved into a rental property in Bethlehem, PA on 3/1/17 and have been having issues with my landlord since. When we first moved in, we noticed a lot of problems, damage and safety issues. I reached out to my landlord and she basically said I was overreacting about most of the things I pointed out and that my "standards are a bit ... okay a lot higher then most renters".I was very unsatisfied with her response so I decided to call the City of Bethlehem's Inspection department on 3/30/17. It turns out the property I moved into hasn't been inspected in over a year, and the last inspection the city has a record of had 3 violations that she never scheduled a re-inspection for. The inspection department said they would reach out to my landlord about the discrepancy.When the city reached out to my landlord she swore she had documentation of an up-to-date inspection. When they asked her for a copy she couldn't produce one. I called the inspections department every week for the past month until they finally called me last Wednesday. They said they told my landlord she had til 5/10/17 to schedule an inspection for the property or else she would be cited.Monday (5/8/17) I came home for my lunch break and ran into an inspector from the City of Bethlehem. After telling him I lived at the property he was walking around we started talking. He told me that since the property I am renting doesn't have a valid inspection that it also doesn't have a certificate of occupancy.After finding out that, I am ready to move from the property. But before moving in I signed a one year lease. I was wondering what my options are moving forward. I do not want to nor do I feel like I should lose my security deposit or have to pay all the expenses of moving again.As of 5pm today (5/11/17) my landlord has not scheduled an inspection.

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I am live on an IMD building covered by loft law and I have

hello I am live on an IMD building covered by loft law and I have a dispute with my landlordJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: ny New YorkJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: nothing in specific I could explain all the case to them

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I live in New Jersey. I own a single family mother daughter

I live in New Jersey. I own a single family mother daughter home I am trying to get an equity line of credit My sister pays rent. The bank told me I cannot use her rent as income because it is a single dwelling . Will a certificate of occupancy help me.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: new jerseyJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: not yet. just normal verbal bank credit checkJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no thank you

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I havve a home in los angeles built in 1929 that I have

I havve a home in los angeles built in 1929 that I have owned since 1978. I have rented it out the last 7 years and to make a long complicated story short the tenant was evicted. She ended up reporting me to building and safety since there was a detached downstairs 1 bedroom with a small kitchen with stove which I ended up taking out since it was illegal but the code violation says that there is no certificate of occupancy on the extension that the original owner built. There is a aPPLICATION TO EXTENT AND GET A PERMIT With a drawing and at the bottom of that is a permit number. It ends up that if I want to get a c of o and call this a gust unit it means the distance from end of building to fence needs to be 15 ft I only have 11 ft So they want me to either demolish the whole area that is not under the house or cut the wall back 4 ft and do special windows etc. It will cost $20,000 not including architect. I purchased it this way and it should be grandfathered in and in those days they probably did not have a c of o or the application to build is the permit since at the bottom it has a permit no. and singed by dept of building and safety.I am being taken advantage of by contractors and architects for a pitiful 4 ft and not bothering anyone. i rent out the whole building not the downstairs alone it is r1 zoning. Not sure of my rights.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes I received a violation from the code enforcement people down in los angeles building and safetyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: How can you fight this as a citizen wh purchased and has owned this property for over 35 years and should be grandfathered in

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I own a house I. Brooklyn and have been approved for my

Hello! I own a house I. Brooklyn and have been approved for my refinance. I believe the garage next door in the yard of a church belongs to us. The certificate of occupancy has my address on it. I want to see what I can do to make sure.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New York.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I was searching something else and stumbled on it.

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Who is responsible for obtaining certificate of occupancy

who is responsible for obtaining certificate of occupancy for business in rented space in NYC

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Dear Barrister~ I currently live in Brooklyn NY. I am

Dear Barrister~I currently live in Brooklyn NY. I am lisenced by the State of NY as a Massage Therapist, LMT. I am seeking advice on the legal ability to practice my craft in a residence. I am interested in purchasing a Brooklyn property that has a 2-story brick building, an original "carriage house" built in 1899, about 900 sq ft. As far as I know I am allowed to set up a business practice in a residence that is owned by me. I am interested in creating a Healing Arts business with a Yoga Therapist-colleague. In addition, we would like to use the 1st floor- downstairs room for intimate small group function by us or renters for related HealingArts-bodywork, educational workshops, yoga, meditation, Art, study group, etc.There is no Certificate of Occupancy currently; we would need to acquire one.The C of O, just says pre-exissting residence. An older woman (70s?) lives there, her grandfather built the carriage house, its always been in the family.After a necessary rennovation, can we file "residential" C of O?~ can I conduct this business legally? Do I need any other special variance? Because the building is so tiny and old, tho it is perfect for our use, it is not possible to make wheelchair accessable, nor do we need it to be for our use. We could not file as "business" b/c of this fact. We would not be able to pass inspections for that 'use'. But since our fields are not legally "medical", it is my hope that we should not need that. Thank you for your assistance.warm regard,Susie

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I live in Staten Island, NY (Richmond County) and I own a

Hi, I live in Staten Island, NY (Richmond County) and I own a single family zoned home. The home is a "mother-daughter" type home with two stories and two kitchens (electric, no gas). This was not a problem when I purchased the home nor was it a problem when I refinanced the home two years after I purchased the home. The house is now paid off and I am applying for an equity source account through Citibank. However, the person who recently performed the home appraisal now states that it is illegal to have the second kitchen and the stove must be removed. This is the exact kitchen that existed when I purchased the home (no additions or remodels) and surprisingly that person performed the previous appraisal two years after I purchased the home (2002) and it was not a problem then, so why is it a problem now? Thank you, JonathanJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New YorkJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I just heard back from the bank that the equity source line is now being held up because of the home appraisal report...that is all...not sure what you mean when you ask filed or reported?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That is all ...

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