While most of LawHelpNY’s housing resources focus on the housing rights of humans, our non-human companions enjoy some legal protections, too! In NYC, tenants who have lived openly and notoriously with a pet may be able to defeat a no-pet clause in a lease. Residents of NYCHA buildings can have one dog or one cat … Read more As Promised: Pet Law in New York City!
Many people, desperate to save their homes, are being victimized by foreclosure rescue companies. Many of these companies promise to negotiate with mortgage banks for lower rates, get payment forgiveness and other benefits in exchange for illegal upfront fees —promises they won’t or can’t actually fulfill. As a result, consumers may find themselves further in … Read more Beware of Mortgage Rescue Scams!
The New York STAR exemption is the tax property tax break available for owner-occupied, primary residences where the combined income of resident owners and their spouses is $500,000 or less. This year there’s been some changes to the STAR program and you must act soon in order to not lose your exemptions! These 8 facts … Read more Have you registered for the New York STAR Registration Program? 8 Facts to Get You Started!
There’s no doubt that going to court is stressful. There is a lot you have to do to prepare your documents and your thoughts to be ready to appear before a judge. This quick guide will help explain the different steps you will have to take when you go to court. Learn what you need … Read more Preparing for Court in New York
Thank you Center for New York City Neighborhoods (CNYCN) for this guest blog post. City’s Mortgage Assistance Programs Saves 100 Homes From Foreclosure, Learn if it Could Help You While the national mortgage crisis recedes from the news headlines, many homeowners that continue to struggle under the heavy burden of unmanageable mortgage debt can feel … Read more Facing Foreclosure? Mortgage Assistance Available