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Legal troubles with easements—and how to avoid them

Legal troubles with easements—and how to avoid them

An easement is a fairly common legal right to use or enter someone else’s property without having direct ownership rights. Oftentimes this type of arrangement will exist formally between neighbors, and in other cases there may be an easement allowing a local...

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What co-op owners should do when commercial leases expire

What co-op owners should do when commercial leases expire

Commercial spaces leased out to businesses are often a vital source of revenue for co-ops. However, as we have written about recently (see our October 4 blog), New York City has faced its own version of the “retail apocalypse” in the last few years, with Manhattan...

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