Apartments in New York, NY are sold "As Is". NY is also a "caveat emptor" (let the buyer beware) state. The onus is on the buyer to do their homework. It is important that you are represented by both a buyer's agent and a buyer's attorney and not to rely on information from the seller or seller's agent.
Senior Associate Broker
It is also in your best interest to hire a qualified and experienced real estate broker.
The best of luck to you!
Leslie D. Bott
Senior Vice President
Associate Broker, REALTOR
Fenwick Keats Real Estate
When hiring an attorney do be sure that they are a New York City Real Estate attorney experienced with either coops or condos (depending on what you wish to purchase.)
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