I have one building with 6 units in it, what is the difference between having a Homeowners insurance plan vs landlord plan and why should I consider Landlord plan?
A homeowners insurance policy also referred to as an HO3 is designed for an owner occupied home, this is your traditional 1-2 family home where the owner of the property is also a resident. The policy is designed to protect the homeowner who is also the named insured, you have the ability to add different types of endorsements that will not only protect the home but it is designed to protect personal property as well as valuable articles such as fine art and jewelry.
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By Alicia Wasula on Aug 09, 2019 01:42 amAs we change the calendar to a new month, it seems like a good time to review how meteorology has made news headlines this summer. While the weather often makes the news as a front-page headline when there is a high-impact event, the work that meteorologists and other scientists do on a day-to-day basis can help to keep the public safe, project changes in climate that can lead to positive changes in public policy, and engage with schoolchildren and teachers to encourage learning in the field of meteorology. This week, we highlight just a sampling of the many ways that weather, … read more
Property management is the operation, control, and oversight of real estate as used in its most broad terms. Understanding the aspects and importance of utilizing property management will only assist in property organizations such as it would in the workforce. Be it a prop tech company that’s tailored to simplify daily tasks for smaller owners or a firm that specializes in optimizing a building’s operational performance, the future of property management is in the adaptation of more engaging technologies to support and enhance traditional building operations and services. By doing so, property management tech will not only enhance the overall … read more
Did you know that there are millions of everyday citizens across the world that are helping advance science in a wide variety of disciplines? These citizen scientists (a term that refers to everyday citizens who are intrigued by and passionate about science, but don’t necessarily have a formal scientific background) collaborate with scientists to expand Continue reading "Collaborative Citizen Science"
In this installment of our Vendor Spotlight feature, we are excited to introduce our great friend and Energy Expert, Brian Rischmann! Brian is the NY Regional Sales Manager for @UGI Energy Services LLC. Meet Brian!
How long have you been in the business and how did you get started?
I started working with UGI Energy 8 years ago in the talent acquisition sector. I was then offered a position and hired 3 years ago to develop the NYC market in Natural Gas Supply.
Tell us about yourself.
At age 8, I enrolled in a martial arts academy. The following 15+ years I spent training with elite athletes in the martial arts industry from around the world. While in … read more
By Ed Barone
The newly passed NY Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 is still being combed over and every day we are alerted to the problems that landlords will encounter. From protections for rent-stabilized tenants to caps on late fees, landlords are looking for any relief and cost savings while at the same time looking to automate some of the new requirements of the law.
That’s where New York based RentRedi is helping DIY landlords, at least with some of the new changes. First, according to the new statute, tenants must receive a written receipt when they pay rent each month. RentRedi’s platform automatically sends a receipt to the tenant’s phone … read more
The newly passed rental laws, dubbed the “Tenant Protection Laws of 2019,” have changed the way landlords do business. Landlords are faced with decreased opportunities to increase rent and generate additional income, therefore saving money is, arguably, more important than ever to an owner’s bottom line. Landlords are looking for every avenue to cut operating costs since there are currently little options for rental increases.
There is one investment you can make into your property that promises a guaranteed ROI – Go Solar and lower your operating expenses. LandlordsNY Solar Expert, Best Energy Power has the largest commercial market share in … read more
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The newly passed rental laws, dubbed the “Tenant Protection Laws of 2019,” have changed the way landlords do business. One area you may have read bans the use of the “tenant blacklist.” While there is no actual “list”, the “blacklist” is a name commonly used in reference to tenants who have evictions or previous housing court history on their record. The most notable changes to the law as it relates to screening potential applicants are:
Variable Speed Drives or VSD's can save 30% or more when installed on fan and pump motors. Now get up to 70% of project costs subsided. Project's must be installed by 10/31/2019.
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By Kelly Neugent on Jun 27, 2019 06:50 am
A massive plume of dust from the Sahara Desert has made its way all the way across the Atlantic Ocean into the Caribbean and the southeast United States! Known as the Saharan Air Layer (SAL), this very dry mass of dusty air normally forms over the Sahara Desert between late spring through early fall and … Continue reading "This Week’s Roundup of Interesting Weather Stories"
Here’s a scenario: It’s 4pm on a Friday afternoon and you just found out that Con-Ed is shutting down gas in your property for a few hours. As the saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” You need to communicate with your tenants ASAP before they begin to communicate with you (and we promise, those messages won’t be so happy). What are your options?
All of the above will require a substantial investment of time on your part and there’s no … read more
As a member of the support team here at Rent Application, and the older brother of a renter in her twenties with very limited credit history, I know first hand the difficulties created for both landlords and applicants in handling the “no credit history” situation when applying for a rental property.
Credit history can be a fast, convenient way to gauge someone’s historical ability to pay bills. However, the lack of credit history should not be equated to a lack of financial responsibility, There are many legitimate reasons an applicant’s credit history may lack information. If one of these situations applies, there are other mechanisms that can help … read more
We have been telling our members for years about the guaranteed ROI of upgrading to solar energy, beyond the obvious environmental benefits. Now it’s not just a suggestion, it’s the law. Local Laws 92 and 94 of 2019 require that roofs of certain buildings be covered in green roofs or solar PV systems. This is part of the “OneNYC 2050” program.
LandlordsNY Solar Expert, Best Energy Power, is an industry leader and New York State approved solar installer - meaning they consistently provide top performance and quality service, always utilizing tier 1 equipment.
Local Laws 92 & 94 apply to all new buildings, building expansions, and structural roof work.
This service gives members instant access to LNY in house DHCR, HPD, and Property Management Counselors for immediate help when you need it.
Just like a concierge at a hotel who knows how to guide guests and to remove some of the uncertainty of trying something new, our staff counselors goal is to provide information and guidance to landlords and to take much of the uncertainty out of owning and operating a property in New York.