Blog Posts for Landlords2019-02-12T01:06:59-04:00

Blog Posts for Landlords

A Quick Guide to Fallen Trees and Insurance Claims

Dealing with a fallen tree insurance claim? These 3 factors insurance coverage: the tree's location, why it fell, and what was damaged. Your neighbor’s tree falls on your house or car. Or it’s your tree and your neighbor’s house or car. Or [...]

A Guide to Landlord Property Maintenance for NYC Building Owners

Proper property maintenance and regular inspections are two ways to protect your real estate investment. There’s always a to-do list when it comes to landlord property maintenance, whether you own a multi-family brownstone in Park Slope or an apartment building in Astoria. Something always [...]

Factors That Affect Your Insurance Premiums

Insurance companies look at a variety of factors when calculating insurance premiums. Whether you need homeowner’s insurance in Park Slope, renter’s insurance in the Bronx, or landlord insurance on the Upper East Side, insurance companies look at many of the same factors [...]

NYC HPD Publishes 2019 Housing Information Guide

HPD has updated its housing information guide, which contains rules and regulations affecting housing in New York City. As we’ve done previously, this article highlights updates in the latest edition of New York City's Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD)’s housing [...]

Before Filing a Claim, Ask Yourself Three Questions

Does it make sense to file an insurance claim? Know your policy, and consider these factors. If your house burns down, burglars strip your home of valuables, or a tree caves in your roof, there’s no question. Contact your insurance company or [...]

How to Protect Yourself Against Home Repair Scams

Protect your home and avoid scamming contractors by looking for these red flags. A contractor knocks on your door with a great deal “because we just did work for your neighbor and have material left over.” An ad promises a super low [...]

Step on a Crack, Break Your Mother's . . . Bank Account

New York City property owners are required by law to maintain the sidewalks surrounding their property. The sidewalks around your building may belong to New York City. But the responsibility and liability belong to you. In fact, underwriters report that sidewalk-related injuries are [...]