Do I need an MDR number if I own a single family?

On May 14, 2011, in Landlord-Tenant, by Robbie L. Vaughn, Esq.

Maybe.

The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) requires registration of One- and two-family dwellings that are not occupied by the owner or his/her family member. Not having your property registered could lead to a fine, dismissal of your landlord tenant eviction case or denial of back rent owed to you by your tenant. Also see our earlier post What’s your MDR number?.

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Cash Advances and Bankruptcy

On May 12, 2011, in Bankruptcy, by Robbie L. Vaughn, Esq.

Cash advances taken shortly before filing bankruptcy can be problematic for the debtor. Some creditors will file an adversary proceeding if they believe the cash advance is nondischargeable. This type of adversary proceeding  is basically a lawsuit against you to determine the dischargeability of the cash advance. It must be defended like any other lawsuit or a default judgment will be taken against you. This type of action is by no means a slam-dunk for the creditor. However,  some cash advances are presumed nondischargeable. This basically makes it easier for the creditor to make their case. Therefore, it would be wise to mention cash advances you have taken to your bankruptcy attorney before he of she files your bankruptcy case.

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Power of Attorney for Debt Settlement

On May 12, 2011, in Debt settlement, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.

We have recently encountered some issues during debt settlement negotiations with creditors.  It now seems to be  an increasing trend that creditors are requiring a power of attorney form, even from your attorney, to discuss the creditors accounts.  Generally, a letter of representation or an authorization form is sufficient.  Don’t be shocked however when they refuse to speak with  any person who has not been given an effective power of attorney.  Although it seems to be a little redundant to have an attorney given such powers (which the retainer has seemingly already given him), the hurdle is minor and is generally easier to comply with than to challenge.  If there are any questions or concerns regarding whether or not granting your attorney the power of attorney is a wise decision, then feel free to call us at (516) 858-2620!

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How do I serve 30 day notice to quit?

On May 11, 2011, in Landlord-Tenant, by Robbie L. Vaughn, Esq.

How do I serve 30 day notice to quit?

A 30 day notice is a predicate notice that must be served before beginning a holdover eviction action.

In NYC:

The 30-day notice is generally served by a process server.

Outside of NYC:

The 30-day notice is generally served by certified mail.

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