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Preparing Your Properties for Winter

by Donna Bucasan on December 25, 2017 25 Dec, 2017

The temperatures are plunging, the wind is biting, and you spend a good five minutes each morning waiting for your car to heat up so that the steering wheel doesn’t freeze your fingers off. Winter is here!

As a property owner, you already know that this means more than just stocking up on hot chocolate mix and firewood. Building and single-unit dwellings all need to gear up for winter to protect against major and costly damage.

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Q&As on DOB Inspections

by Robert Fried on November 29, 2017 29 Nov, 2017

As mentioned in our last blog, the DOB recently welcomed 105 newly minted inspectors at the 2017 inspector graduation ceremony. To property owners/managers all over NYC, this thankfully doesn’t mean tougher enforcements….because as you all know, DOB inspections are tough enough.  So in honor of the new graduates, here’s a quick review of everything you need to know about DOB inspections.

Q:What is DOB NOW?

A: In an effort to make the inspection process simpler for all those involved,

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DOB Inspector Graduates 105 New Inspectors

by Robert Fried on November 16, 2017 16 Nov, 2017

In early November, the Department of Buildings welcomed 105 newly minted inspectors at the 2017 inspector graduation ceremony.

Did you get all that? That means there are now exactly one hundred and five more inspectors making the rounds at NYC properties than there were just a few weeks ago. That’s a whole lot of newbie inspectors in town!

Does that thought give you the jitters? Worried that with all these new recruits the random inspections will start coming more often?

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Annual Safety Notice Mailings Done Right

by Ahuva Ruvel on November 5, 2017 05 Nov, 2017

The end of the year is always a busy time for property owners – and we’re not talking holiday shopping. The end of the year is always a busy time for property owners – and we’re not talking holiday shopping.

At each year’s end, those dreaded Annual Safety Notice Mailings need to go out, with all that entails.

NYC law requires landlords to send yearly safety documentation and forms to tenants in order to ensure compliance with city agencies.

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Our Guide to Finding the Right Tenants

by Lilly Rabinowitz on October 24, 2017 24 Oct, 2017

One of the biggest challenges of being a successful landlord is finding the right tenants. You want courteous, responsible tenants who will be timely with the rent and take proper care of your property.

Tenants who don’t fall into these categories can be nightmares for landlords. Without properly researching your tenants, you can be stuck with renters who trash your property or are notoriously late with the rent. Even worse, you can find yourself with squatters who refuse to leave and refuse to pay you a single cent.

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