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High interest rates led many sellers to take their home off the market.

$12 million in NYSERDA grants to help buildings install heat-recovery retrofits.

How to Handle New Construction Defects

Written by Steven Sladkus, Partner, Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas on November 02, 2023

New York City

Defect claims occur in about 90% of new construction condos in New York City, and approximately 30% to 40% of these end up in litigation.

Queens Co-ops' Lawsuit to Block Local Law 97 Is Dismissed

Written by Bill Morris on November 03, 2023

New York City

State Supreme Court tosses lawsuit claiming climate law is unconstitutional.

New rule adds teeth to Local Law 126 in the wake of a fatal garage collapse.

Local Law 18 is having the desired effect — shutting down illegal sublets.

Flood Risk Disclosure Law: Challenges and Compliance Issues

Written by Lewis Montana, Partner, Levine Montana on October 26, 2023

New York City

A new state law requires landlords, including co-op boards, to provide tenants with comprehensive information about their building's flood risk by fully disclosing the property’s flood history.

New Tax Break for Major Building Upgrades

Written by Emily Myers on October 25, 2023

New York City

Co-ops struggling to pay for critical building-wide upgrades may now be able to access new tax breaks for major renovations.

Cherished tax breaks are brought back to help defray the cost of building repairs.

Soaring costs reignite fears that middle class will be priced out of the city.

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