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Rent Stabilized renewal lease period

On February 29, 2012, in Landlord-Tenant, by Robbie L. Vaughn, Esq.

Renewal Lease

Section 2523.5(a) of the NY Rent Stabilization code provides the following in pertinent part:

On a form prescribed or a facsimile of such form approved by the DHCR, dated by the owner, every owner, other than an owner of hotel accommodations, shall notify the tenant named in the expiring lease not more than 150 days and not less than 90 days prior to the end of the tenant’s lease term, by mail or personal delivery, of the expiration of the lease term, and offer to renew the lease or rental agreement at the legal regulated rent permitted for such renewal lease and otherwise on the same terms and conditions as the expiring lease. The owner shall give such tenant a period of 60 days from the date of service of such notice to accept the offer and renew such lease….

Landlord Tenant Attorney in Mineola

As always, The Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC is here to assist you with your Landlord-tenant matters. We are conveniently located in the heart of Nassau County, Long Island. Contact us at (516) 858-2620 to arrange a consultation.

How to raise your credit score for free

On February 28, 2012, in Bankruptcy, by Robbie L. Vaughn, Esq.

This is information that we provide to our bankruptcy clients, but others may find it useful as well.

First, beware of credit repair companies that claim they can magically erase derogatory entries from your report. No one can erase derogatory information from your credit report if the information is accurate and properly reported. However, if there is old or inaccurate information on your credit report, you can correct it yourself for free. Here is how:

A few months after your bankruptcy case is discharged, you should obtain a copy of your credit report. You can obtain a free credit report every twelve months by going to www.annualcreditreport.com or call 1-877-322-8228.

You should examine your credit report tradelines and dispute any improper or inaccurate entries. You should note any of your discharged debts that are being reported as something other than “discharged” (ask your bankruptcy attorney how specific pre-filing and discharged debts should be reflected on your credit report).

Your dispute can be filed online or in writing. Your credit report will contain detailed instructions on how to dispute inaccurate/improper information. The credit bureau will conduct an investigation and should remove the incorrect information. This, in turn, should have a positive impact on your credit score!

As always, The Law Firm of VAUGHN & WEBER, PLLC is here to assist you.  We are conveniently located in the heart of Nassau County, Long Island. Contact us at (516) 858-2620 to arrange a Free bankruptcy consultation.

Bankruptcy only if 500k in debt?

On January 17, 2012, in Bankruptcy, Debt settlement, by Robbie L. Vaughn, Esq.

Don’t file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy unless you have 500k in debt!

That’s pretty much what a radio show host recently said. We can’t see how this is good advice. There is no minimum amount of debt that one must have in order to file bankruptcy! Even more disturbing was the fact that the host appeared to be offering some sort of debt settlement guide or program they created.

First, Debt settlement can work, but you need money to settle! You have to be able to  make a lump sum or monthly payments.

Secondly, we have had clients with very little debt file bankruptcy. Many individuals file bankruptcy to prevent home foreclosure, head off an impending lawsuit, discharge a judgment obtained against them etc.

Finally, Bankruptcy is not for everyone. We suggest that you speak with an attorney about bankruptcy and debt settlement before making a final decision.

As always, the Law Firm of VAUGHN & WEBER & Prakope, PLLC is here to assist you.  We are conveniently located in the heart of Nassau County, Long Island, at 393 Jericho Turnpike, Suite #208 Mineola, NY 11501, in Mineola, NY.  Contact us at (516) 858-2620 to arrange a FREE consultation with a bankruptcy and debt settlement attorney.

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Familial Exception to Evictions

On December 8, 2011, in Landlord-Tenant, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.

Familial Exception to Evictions

Familial Exception to Evictions

Although unfortunate, there are many situations where a person may wish to evict a family member from their property.  It seems that a very common misconception exists.  It seems that most people think that if the family member is over the age of 21, they can be evicted by simple summary proceedings.  This is not the case at all.  These special cases fall under what is known in New York as the Familial Exceptions to Evictions by Summary Proceedings.  This familial exception to evictions applies to designated types of relationships which have developed over time through case law.  If the type of relative that you are attempting to evict falls within these exceptions, the eviction process changes entirely.  It is important to be aware of the familial exception to evictions before an action is commenced to avoid unnecessary delays and costs.  As always, the best way to avoid these pitfalls is to consult with an attorney before proceeding.

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