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Thu Oct 31, 2013
James S answered:
You can totally get around that No Pets clause in the lease
According to NYC Admin. Code § 27-2009.1(b), "In multiple dwellings in New York City and Westchester County, a no-pet lease clause is deemed waived where a tenant 'openly and notoriously' kept a pet for at least three months and the owner of the building or the owner's agent had knowledge of this fact." Lawyer Adam Leitman Bailey writes, "The problem for landlords in the interpretation of this provision is that current case law recognizes everyone as an agent of the landlord for purposes of giving the landlord notice of the presence of an improper pet. Even the most casual observations by the landlord's workers, not necessarily of the pets themselves, but of the pets' accoutrements, have been held to bind the landlord to knowledge of the pet being kept 'openly and notoriously.' ... There is no way to write a no-pet clause in a lease to avoid these issues." So, basically, if you walk by a maintenance worker holding a leash, then wait three months, you can have a dog. ... more
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Sat Oct 26, 2013
Phil Rotondo answered:
How do you really feel ??
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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Anu Dutta answered:
We specialize in rentals and you can always check our site http://WWW.WERENTNY.COM for all our updated listings
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Wed Oct 16, 2013
Robert Hoffmann answered:
Mark
This question seems much more of opinion that fact searching, so I will give you my opinion.

In the past I actually bought a house in the 90s, with a deck and pool that had no c/o.

Ultimately people were concerned about that issue, but we liked the house enough to buy it anyway.

In fact, often you can use that NO C/O fact as a negotiating tool and maybe get a lower price.

It is a calculated risk. I would say do your due deligence. Research what it would cost for the c/o.

Then run the numbers. Make sure it makes sense for you to do it, then go ahead, buy it & enjoy it.

We had many years of enjoyable use of that pool and deck.

Since then, both have been removed because they both aged and were not worth repairing.

The above is my opinion, speaking from personal experience.

You need to make the final decision yourself.

This will be your home so it is an emotional decision, but do keep the $ numbers in mind just in case.

Put it all doen on paper. Left and Right column, make a decision and keep moving forward either way.

Best of luck to you. I wish you many years of enjoyment in this home, or the next.

Contact me if you would like to discuss this more in detail or if you want to look for another home.

Robert Hoffmann, Broker Associate, Tscherne Realty Middle Village 917-453-0207
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Wed Oct 16, 2013
Robert Hoffmann answered:
Marlene

To answer your question simply : Yes, it can be sold.

But as the other two responders have noted

1- If a lease is in place, you may be obliged to honor it.

2- Best advice once you are in contract, is to discuss this with your attorney.

Ultimately, a compromise may be the solution, but without knowing

exactly what is written in the contract it is hard to say.

If they guaranteed the house vacant, they may be obliged to do so.

However, if the tenant did not move because they did not find something, you may have a choice.

You may be able to close with the tenant and get a reduction in price-

but then you are taking on the responsibility of the tenant yourself.

Ultimately, as said before, check with your attorney for options.

If you are not in contract and this was a general question, maybe I can help.

I am a licensed broker associate in your town of Middle Village in Queens.

Feel free to contact me and discuss in further detail or to help you find a house that is vacant.

Robert Hoffmann, 917 453 0207
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Wed Oct 9, 2013
Chanita Teitz answered:
I am a broker in Kew Gardens Hills. For the past few years there have been many co-ops on the market here and most of those that didn't sell were priced too high. Call me at 718-263-4500 and I will have one of my agents help you. ... more
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Tue Oct 8, 2013
Egle answered:
Birchwood Towers, great building, allows both cats and dogs. We are selling 2 Br.
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Tue Oct 1, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Too many factors that need consideration, therefore contact a few local licensed contractors for free estimates...
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Sun Sep 22, 2013
Martina Ryan answered:
You are not buying the building just an apartment, so it would be more prudent to do some research on the building and its finances as well as finding out if the building has any violations etc. If you are represented by a Realtor then he or she can do this for you. ... more
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Mon Sep 2, 2013
Lisa Liang answered:
surferray69, I hope your apt is in contract by now. There are good agents and bad agents, not just in Queens, it could be everywhere. My company has a lot of outstanding real estate experts and for the ones that I see everyday (full time agents), they are incredible. ... more
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Sun Sep 1, 2013
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Tue Aug 27, 2013
dm.tedford answered:
I am a seller who's buyer is going through SONYMA. Everyone involved is at their wits end as we were supposed to close on 8/9 & it is now 8/27 & we are still waiting for their approval. I wouldn't have accepted the offer if I knew more about SONYMA....Be wary has it takes a lot longer to process than they claim.
Good Luck.
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Fri Aug 23, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since there are other factors besides credit that determine mortgage qualification, visit with any licensed loan officer beforehand; be aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter is required in order to determine your price range and for any offers to be taken seriously. If your search includes co-ops, and depending on just how bad the credit is, keep in mind that you may not meet co-op board requirements. ... more
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Mon Aug 19, 2013
james turano answered:
Or after numerous attempts you finally get them on the phone, and they say, "I FOUND AN APARTMENT.
GO FIGURE?
BEST THING WHETHER THEY LIKE IT OR NOT, IS TO HAVE AN OPEN HOUSE, WHOEVER WANTS IT, THEN SHOWS THE PAPERWORK, & GIVES THE MONEY TO LANDLORD, IF LANDLORD AGREES, THEN YOUR DONE.
EITHER THEY ARE PREPARED OR MOVE TO SOMEONE WHO IS.
SHOPPING WITH NO CREDENTIALS & NO MONEY IS A WASTE OF TIME!
BROKEN RECORD, 'I'LL LET YOU KNOW."

WHEN YOU HAVE A SPECTACULAR APARTMENT FROM SOUP TO NUTS HAVE AN OPEN HOUSE DURING THE WEEK FROM 6-7P.M.
THERE AREN'T A DOZEN LIKE THE APARTMENT YOU HAVE, SO JUST FIND THE SERIOUS TENANTS WHO KNOW BETTER.
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Fri Aug 9, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Well since you asked this question back in December....I sure hope you're settled into your new home by now!

If you're still here reading this.......where did you wind up?
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Thu Jul 25, 2013
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Wed Jul 10, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
I wonder what rss wound up doing, and if his house ever sold!

Would be nice if he came back now that it's a year later and "complete" the story!
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Mon Jul 8, 2013
Anthony Vidal answered:
Hello Tania,

I have a few units for your clients. I'm willing to do a 60/40 split on the commissions if you would like to set up a viewing for them. All apts are located within walking distance of the 7 train Main Street Station, and I may even have a 3BR with 2Bath in that price range. If you are interested, let me know how to proceed.

Thank you,

Anthony Vidal
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Mon Jul 8, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Each co-op is different, therefore check with management beforehand.
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Sat Jul 6, 2013
Belal Mohd answered:
Check the local zoning first...

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/pdf/zone/map9d.pdf
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