Thursday, August 16, 2018

Andrew Lieb Esq, Radio Segment On Smooth Real Estate Purchase

Catch Andrew Matthew Lieb on NPR Peconic Public 88.3 WPPB - FM. He shares secrets to a smooth real estate purchase in the Hamptons and what questions you should ask before you commit to the purchase. He also explains bonus rights, FICO scores, the priority of credit and what to look for when hiring a buyer's broker. 

To listen click here

(You can fast forward to his direct segment at 19:30)

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Great Architects Are Land Use Experts

As of right land use is the dimensional and physical limits that a town or village permits on a given parcel of property and which is set forth within a given town’s or village’s municipal code. Municipal codes throughout the East End can be found at and should be fully analyzed for as of right uses before a given parcel is purchased, especially when the purchase is being made with an eye towards development. These as of right land use laws cap the size, siting, materials, and engineering of structures while containing severe penalties for those who do not comply. These laws also differentiate the good architects from the great ones.

Read the full article in Dan's Papers by Andrew Lieb, Esq. here. 

Monday, August 6, 2018

Amendment To New York State Paid Family Leave Law Would Require Employers To Provide Paid Bereavement Leave

The New York State Senate and Assembly recently passed legislation to amend the New York Paid Family Leave Law, which went into effect in January 2018, to include paid time off for bereavement leave. The amendment, if signed by Governor Cuomo, would entitle qualified employees to use their Paid Family Leave to grieve the death of a family member.

The Paid Family Leave Law currently entitles qualified employees eight (8) weeks (increases to twelve (12) weeks by 2021) of paid leave for the following reasons:
  1. Provide care for a family member with a serious health condition;
  2. Bond with a child during the first twelve months after the child’s birth, adoption, or foster care placement;
  3. Due to exigent circumstances arising out of the employee’s spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent being on active duty in the armed forces of the United States.
Employers must ensure their insurance policies are updated to include coverage for Paid Family Leave which must include coverage for bereavement leave, if the Governor signs the legislation. In addition, employers should update their employee handbooks accordingly.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Service Requirements when Evicting a Tenant

When a landlord seeks to evict a tenant, the landlord needs to ensure compliance with service requirements. 

In New York, there are three ways that service is typically effectuated: (1) personal delivery (2) nail and mail; or (3) substituted service. 

When selecting a hearing date for the eviction proceeding, landlords must be mindful of the 5 and 12 Rule, as set forth in RPAPL §733The rule states that the tenant must be served no fewer than five days, but no more than twelve days prior to the hearing date. However, when is service complete?  

Although the rules vary slightly between the Housing and Justice Courts, generally speaking, the date the tenant is served does not count; the clock starts the date after the tenant was served.

However, the date of the hearing does count.

Putting it all together - if the hearing date is scheduled for a Wednesday, the last date to complete service would be the Friday before.

Also, if the final day of service falls on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, the time to complete service is extended to the next business day.

Lastly – don’t ever serve the lawsuit on a Sunday or other religious holiday as this is prohibited by law.