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Lucas A. Ferrara in The New York Times Real Estate Section, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN RENT HITS $2000 UNDER REGULATION

Q. My husband and I live in a rent-controlled apartment that now costs us $1,800 a month. Is it true that when the rent reaches $2,000 a month the apartment will be decontrolled and the landlord can ...
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Lucas A. Ferrara in The New York Times Real Estate Section, DID A CO-OP INSIST ON MARRIAGE?

COULD buying a Manhattan co-op be any more maddening? To get past the board, buyers already must lay bare their lives to prove what they are, and what they are not. They have to reveal their net ...
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Lucas A. Ferrara in The New York Times Real Estate Section, LIVING IN AN APARTMENT MONTH TO MONTH

Q. I just received a renewal in the mail to extend my lease for another year. I have lived in this nonstabilized apartment for several years now, but am looking to buy an apartment in the next few ...
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Lucas A. Ferrara in The New York Times Real Estate Section, INSTALLING A FOOD DISPOSAL UNIT

Q I live in a rent-controlled apartment in Manhattan. Am I permitted to install a food disposal unit under my kitchen sink, at my expense, if my landlord refuses to do so? And if my landlord agrees to ...
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Lucas A. Ferrara in The New York Times Real Estate Section, A RULING ON SECURITY AND TENANT PRIVACY

THE office of the New York City district administrator of the state's Division of Housing and Community Renewal ruled this month that landlords can require tenants to use electronic key cards with ...
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Lucas A. Ferrara Appointed by New York State Bar Association To Task Force on Electronic Filing of Court Documents

New York State Bar Association president A. Vincent Buzard has appointed Lucas A. Ferrara, a partner at Newman Ferrara LLP, to a statewide task force on electronic filing of court documents. ...
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Finkelstein Newman Closes $54.5 Million Deal in 30 Days

New York-based law firm Newman Ferrara LLP has orchestrated the $54.4 million sale of a mixed-use property in Soho in under 30 days, working with the seller from contract through closing. The ...
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Lucas A. Ferrara in The New York Times Real Estate Section, DOMESTIC PARTNERS

Q. As a tenant in a rent-stabilized apartment, am I allowed to add a domestic partner to the lease upon renewal even if he does not live in the apartment full time? He lives in a house we own together ...
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Lucas A. Ferrara in The New York Times Real Estate Section, A BROKER'S FEE ON LEASE RENEWAL

Q. When I moved to Manhattan a few years ago, I resigned myself to paying a broker's fee to find an apartment. What I didn't foresee was that I would be asked to pay this same broker an ...
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RENT OF $2,000 OR MORE UNDER STABILIZATION

Q. I live in a rent-stabilized apartment and pay $1,950 a month. With my next lease renewal, which comes in 2007, the rent will exceed $2,000. Does that mean my apartment is removed from stabilization ...
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