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How to Shop for Commercial Property Insurance in New York City

When shopping for commercial property insurance, make sure your policy has the right protections, including extended coverage. Shopping for commercial property insurance can be tedious and confusing. Or it can be incredibly straightforward and simple—but carry big surprises at claim time.We hope you never [...]

Keep Those Fire Escapes in Working Condition

Fire safety codes have evolved to reduce the need for exterior fire escapes. But NYC building owners still need to maintain or remove the structures. New York City building owners with outside fire escapes have two choices regarding these external means of [...]

Understanding Basic, Broad Form Coverage and Special Form Coverage

Comparing commercial property insurance policies? Understand your coverage types: basic form coverage, broad form coverage and special form insurance coverage. When comparing insurance policies for your apartment building, make sure you understand the differences between Basic Form coverage, Broad Form coverage, and Special [...]

NYC Landlords: Property Registration Due by September 1

New York City requires annual property registration by September 1 for owners of residential buildings. It's that time of year again. New York City's Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) requires annual property registration by owners of residential buildings that meet [...]

Bed Bug Reporting Requirements for New York City Landlords

New York City landlords must file an Annual Bed Bug Report every December to report bed bug infestations. New York City requires landlords of multiple dwellings (3+ residential units) to file an Annual Bed Bug Report that discloses any bed bug infestations [...]

Pest Control Responsibilities for NYC Landlords

Don't let the summer months bring unwanted tenants. Follow these pest control tips. The summer months often conjure thoughts of picnics, sporting events, and lazy days at the lake. But the warm weather also brings more critters into homes. This article covers [...]

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