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James G. Dibbini

James Dibbini’s Legal Guides

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  • NYC Rent Guidelines Board Passes Increases for Leases Renewed Between 10/1/10 - 9/30/11

    As you may know, the Rent Stabilization Code (RSC) applies to most buildings of six or more units in New York City which were built prior to 1974. If RSC applies, the State of New York Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) regulates, among other things, building rent i...

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  • Alternatives to Foreclosure

    Due to the current economic crisis, many Americans are finding it difficult to pay their mortgages leading to a significant rise in the number of foreclosures. Between February 13, 2010 and May 31, 2010, lenders issued foreclosure notices to approximately 60,000 homeowners in Ne...

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  • How are You Holding Title in Your Home or Investment Property?

    A deed is a document that transfers ownership of real estate. It serves as written proof of ownership of your home or building. For a deed transaction to have legal effect it generally must comply with certain legal requirements, such as: 1. the deed must contain an adequate le...

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  • Getting to $2,000.00: How to Reach Deregulation of Rent Stabilized Apartments

    New York enacted laws regulating rent to deal with rent increases that were believed to be "speculative, unwarranted and abnormal." These laws are the Rent Stabilization Code in New York City and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act (ETPA) and regulations (ETPR) in Westchester, N...

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  • What is a Holdover Proceeding and Why Would a Landlord Commence One?

    A holdover proceeding is a proceeding to evict a tenant on any grounds other than the nonpayment of rent. A landlord generally initiates a holdover proceeding when a tenant stays past the expiration of the lease without the consent of the landlord or when a tenant violates a ter...

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  • 7 Mistakes Buyers Make When Purchasing a Home...and How You Can Avoid Them

    For most people purchasing a home is very exciting. However, if a buyer is not adequately prepared it can become frustrating fast. Many people have bad experiences purchasing homes because they make common mistakes. These mistakes can be easily avoided if a homebuyer is proper...

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  • Top 10 Things You Must Do When Purchasing an Investment Property

    1. Visit the local municipality’s building department • The local municipality’s building department houses important records about your investment property. Documents such as the certificates of occ

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