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Second opinion] can a tenant do a title search onlineJA:

Second opinion] can a tenant do a title search onlineJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: New York CityJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: no not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: when a landlord has a property built and doesn't complete the completion of inspection can he later sell the property

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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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Are commerical buildings in M1 districts allowed to have

Are commerical buildings in M1 districts allowed to have parking in the rear of the building?JA: Can you tell me what state this is in? And do you know who owns the lot?Customer: NJJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: I'm a tenant, and the building took away the parking in the rear, stating M1 issues. I want to know if this is true, or i can work on getting them reinstatedJA: Anything else you want the solicitor to know before I connect you?Customer: Legally, how many parking spots must a building have, with storefronts and office space?

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Not sure if it is legal...but I need to know the rules of

not sure if it is legal...but I need to know the rules of selling/buying a mobile home in NJ....for example - I am the seller, do I need to get a C of O? questions like thatJA: What state is this in? And how old is the mobile home?Customer: NJ 1971JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: not sure what you meanJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Maybe you can help me. I currently reside in a cottage in a

Hi, maybe you can help me. I currently reside in a cottage in a homeowner's backyard within the Town of Hempstead, NY. Recently, we were told by our Landlord that there is going to be an inspection on the apartment. From what I understand, there is a CO for a dwelling, but not for an apartment, so the stove will have to be taken out. I am nervous the inspection will not go well and we will have to move out. What kind of rights do we have as tenants in this case?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: Sorry, it's in NYJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: An anonymous call was placed into the Town of Hempstead Dept. of Buildings So someone is coming to do an inspectionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Does this cost anything?

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I have a 2 family house but I divided my downstairs floor

i have a 2 family house but I divided my downstairs floor into two apts and put in separate kitchens in and bathrooms and put two tenants in there. so now instead of 1 tenant I have 3. Is this legal?? If not then what constitutes an illegal apt??

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We built a new house and were never told it was in AE flood

We built a new house and were never told it was in AE flood plain. Even at closing, they said no. We found out after closing that we are in AE and flood insurance will be 13K a year. City ordinance states an elevation certificate on final built house must be done and meet flood zone specifications of at least 2 feet higher than base flood elevation before city will issue occupancy certificate. This was not done, no elevation certificate, but occupancy certificate was issued and we closed on the house

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