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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Jacques Ambron answered:
It's imperative that you hire a good landlord/tenant lawyer to begin proceedings. If you need a recomendation, just ask.
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Gail Gladstone answered:
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Here are some thoughts.....

1) The landlord may be responsible for and/or willing to make some of those modifications on your behalf before you move in. Hence, you wouldn't have to worry about your security deposit.

2) Discuss what you need to do with your landlord upfront and ask if it will have an effect on your security deposit.

3) Be prepared to remove such modification and and repair any damage caused by said modification before you move out.

Good luck!!

Sincerely,
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
Email: MitchellSFeldman@aol.com
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Jacques Ambron answered:
There are not particular dis-advantages, however if you own something then you will derive tax benefits of home ownership which can reduce the actual taxes that you do pay.
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Tina Lam answered:
Rent prices can fall when either demand declines (as in an economic recession or loss of local jobs) or supply increases (as in when more investors put rentals on the market).
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
See links below for helpful information...
http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/leadtest.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/lead/exposure/childhood/leadq.htm
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Fri Mar 15, 2013
Kathryn Lilly answered:
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Gail Gladstone answered:
I believe that the landlord is under obligation to have it encased or legally removed. Make the call and ask the landlord to have it inspected.

Your other option is for you to call someone in to determine what it is and then request your landlord take on the removal.

gail@GladstoneGroupRealty.co
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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Thu Mar 12, 2015
Luke Constantino answered:
Not very.

Williamburg at this time is a very much indemand, very sought after area. Landlords are getting what they want due to this.

Put yourself in the landlord's shoes:
Would you think of negotiating a rent on an apartment thats in demand?
Seriously!??!?!


Luke Constantino
Realtor
REMAX NEW YORK
(212) 300-3919
lukeconstantino@gmail.com
261 4th Avenuue, Brooklyn NY 11215
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Tue Feb 19, 2013
Luke Constantino answered:
through my years of experience in real estate I found this one area in Brooklyn to have more college and graduate students:

The whole borough.

Eveyone might think a large majority are in the upper Brooklyn area: "Not True".

I have had alot of college and graduatestudent first time home buyers look for the best deal on a starter home in so many different areas all over the borough this question cannot be area specific. Coney island, Sheephead Bay, Dyker Heights, Sunset Park, Kenington, Midwood, ect.

The smarter people are moving more inland Brooklyn because that's where all the deals are. Upper Brooklyn is becoming so overpriced and saturated it's hard for a young person to afford a starter home in these areas.

So yes, they are going to more inner Brooklyn areas. They know soon, inner Brooklyn will become the place to be.

Pretty smart if you ask me. ;-)

If anyone needs assistance anywhere in Brooklyn ask me...
I'm a born native.

Luke Constantino
Realtor
REMAX NEW YORK
(212) 300-3919
lukeconstantino@gmail.com
261 4th Avenuue, Brooklyn NY 11215
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Sun Aug 18, 2013
Luke Constantino answered:
Just give me a call... I have apartments all over Brooklyn.

Luke Constantino
Realtor
REMAX NEW YORK
(212) 300-3919
lukeconstantino@gmail.com
261 4th Avenuue, Brooklyn NY 11215
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Fri Feb 8, 2013
Tammy Benkwitt answered:
Why would they want to do this?

Most shareholders in the building have a loan. Often the building itself has an underlying mortgage. Those lenders are guaranteeing those loans based upon the shares of stock which are all tied to all the common property owned by the corporation. Are you with me so far?

So now the corporation makes a decision to no longer own a portion of the common property, thus devaluing the stock.

This is tricky business because those lenders may not agree to devaluing its property. There is probably language in the offering plan and by-laws that speaks to this matter.
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Tammy Benkwitt answered:
No, not a right. The tenant can speak with the person from whom they are subletting for a copy if they really want to see it. But again, it's not a right.
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Jacques Ambron answered:
usual first step is to send a letter. If no response then a tenant will be served to appear in landlord/tenant court for an eviction proceeding
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Jacques Ambron answered:
You definitely don't want to do this. Speak to an attorney before doing anything, you would be illegally entering the tenant's property, and could be considered to be perfroming a criminal action. The tenant has legal posession until a court rules otherwise, and you would be liable.

If you need a good landlord/tenant attorney let me know and I can direct you to one.
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Mike Garcia answered:
no they do not have the right to show the apt. the apt. is yours until the lease is ip, and the landlord cannot enter property unless authorized or an emergency occura
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Sun Aug 18, 2013
Barbara Ann Rogers answered:
Since the deadline for tax filing for 2012 isn't yet upon us, they'll probably ask for the 2012 W-2 and the 2011 tax return - but it should be only the first 2 pages if there's an acceptable W-2, not the full return. ... more
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Sat Feb 2, 2013
Tammy Benkwitt answered:
Do you have income and savings somewhere? A landlord needs assurance that the rent will be paid on a timely basis. That's why a co-signer is usually required. If you have sufficient assets to guarantee the rent and can show it on paper, maybe you have a chance? What's wrong with getting a co-signer? Even home buyers need one occasionally.

Sincerely good luck with your studies. Education is hard enough without having to worry about housing.
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