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My ex-husband can't find...

My ex-husband can't find the papers necessary for me to get the 5 certificates of occupancy so I can sell the house, ... the house is in my name

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

NY

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

Moved out of the house with my daughter into an apartment, since he has his business at the old house

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

He planned to pay half the current mortgage & has not done so, and just notified me that he can't afford to do so and that the house will be going into foreclosure

Lawyer's Assistant: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.

He has taken a $600,000 loan against the house without my signature.

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You can print a copy of a building’s CO from any computer. Use the Buildings Information System at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/homeowner/certificate-of-occupancy.page to look up the property. In the building’s profile, the “View Certificates of Occupancy” link will display the CO.

You can also obtain a copy of a Certificate of Occupancy from the Department’s Customer Service Counter in your borough office.

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