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Legal Issues that Arise in Collecting Rent from Tenants

Landlord Advocacy: Legalities of the Residential Buy & Hold Business Model on Long Island. The best ways to collect rent, I hear a lot about this. Usually, I just tell people whatever’s easiest. Whatever’s going to be the easiest way for the tenant to get the money to you, you do it, but then I… Continue Reading



How about security deposits?

Security Deposits

Landlord Advocacy: Legalities of the Residential Buy & Hold Business Model on Long Island. What about security deposits? Well, security is there for the landlord to recoup their money when there’s damages to the property, but it’s one of the most misused things out there. In New York, if you have security, you’re supposed to… Continue Reading



Lease agreement laws on Long Island

What About Lease Agreements?

Landlord Advocacy: Legalities of the Residential Buy & Hold Business Model on Long Island. What about lease agreements? Should you even have a lease? I have debates with colleagues of mine over whether you should even have a lease. If you don’t have a CO, you’ve got a void lease, so it’s really immaterial. But… Continue Reading



Anti-Discrimation Laws Effecting Rental Properties on Long Island

Anti-Discrimination Laws Effecting Long Island Residential Rentals

Landlord Advocacy: Legalities of the Residential Buy & Hold Business Model on Long Island. Another question I often get is, do I need to be concerned about anti-discrimination laws? You absolutely do. There’s really not many exceptions to the anti-discrimination laws. Basically, the only exception is an owner occupied two family house. So the house… Continue Reading



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Applications & Background Checks

Landlord Advocacy: Legalities of the Residential Buy & Hold Business Model on Long Island. Applications and background checks. Should you do them? Absolutely. There’s a lot of reasons why you want to do them. Number one, you want to know who you’re dealing with. You want to identify who these people are that are going… Continue Reading