Monday, July 24, 2017

Top 10 Silent Lease Rights for Tenants

Just because it’s silent doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Did you know that the state of New York provides residential tenants with many rights that supersede even the most grueling landlord-favorable lease terms? 

Andrew Lieb, Esq. shares the top ten tenants' rights that should be fully understood by landlords, tenants and real estate brokers who engage in the rental market on Dan's Papers. 

Click here for the full article. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tenants’ Rights: Subletting and Assigning

Question:
Can a landlord prevent a tenant from subletting or assigning their lease?
Answer:
Andrew Lieb, Esq. shares this answer in The Huffington Post. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Lieb at Law: Are Pocket Listings Legal?

A real estate broker whispers to you that they have an off-market listing that is to die for, but you have no idea what an off-market listing is. More so, the way the real estate broker told you about the listing just sounds to you like something is not right about the transaction. Is this pocket listing even legal?
A pocket listing means that the real estate broker has a listing that is not being advertised to the public markets. Isn’t that an illegal monopoly? In the State of New York, contracts or agreements that refrain trade are illegal and void pursuant to the General Business Law §340, or what is commonly referred to as the Donnelly Act. The Donnelly Act is New York’s version of the federal Sherman Antitrust Act where the state and federal laws require identical basic elements.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Estate Tax Lien Releases Incident to Real Estate Transactions

When selling real estate with an executor’s / administrator’s deed or as heirs at law, incident to the death of the owner, seller’s counsel must address both federal and state estate tax liens that automatically attach to real property on the date of death. Importantly, these liens attach and are effective without recorded notice. 

Read the full article published in The Suffolk Lawyer by Andrew Lieb, Esq.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

BRAND NEW VIDEO CE | Brokerage Lawsuits ONLINE | 4 CE Credits | Lieb School



Brokerage Lawsuits ONLINE is a 4 credit online video real estate CE approved by NY DOS for license renewal. 

This course was developed and instructed by Andrew Lieb, Esq., a premiere NY real estate litigator and compliance trainer that focuses his legal practice on real estate brokerage litigation. 

While enjoying the comfort of your home, you can learn how to sue them for your commission! It’s not simple and it usually takes forever to obtain a favorable resolution. More so, litigation creates exposure for the real estate brokerage and salesperson regardless if they are the plaintiff or the defendant.

This 4 hour course will explain the process of different dispute resolution options such as negotiations, mediation, arbitration and litigation. After completing this course, you will be able to articulate the impact of the Real Estate License Law on such lawsuits, the availability of pre-action Affidavits of Entitlement and Mechanic's Liens to real estate brokers, and how ethics complaints work before the Department of State.

More so, you will understand how the law determines if they are right in their claim or defense by explaining the potential lawsuits for commission and the most common claims against brokerages.

(Works on IPADs, TABLETs, PCs & MACS)

$35.00