Kilims are flat woven textiles made of intersecting wefts and warps. They have been woven for purposes such as baby cradles, tent bands, tent covers, floor coverings of tents, and many other functions for thousands of years. The kilim rugs provide more than utilitarian benefits.
They have unique aesthetics and great beauty. In recent times, kilims have gained popularity in European and American interior design. Here are some guidelines on the care of handwoven kilims so they are preserved and can be handed down to future generations.
Many companies for rug cleaning in NYC offer oriental rug care services but few really know how to handle kilim rugs the right way.
In the … read more
Our Legal Expert Michelle, with @Itkowitz PLLC , wrote a blog: "Reasons the NYC Covid-19 Anti-Personal Guaranty Law Is Just Not That Great For Commercial Tenants " Click here to read more blogs and helpful educational content from Michelle!
On May 26, 2020, the Mayor signed into law Bill Nos. 1932A-2020 and 1914-2020 (collectively “New Law”). These laws were apparently intended to limit the personal liability of good guy guarantors for liability incurred by a commercial tenant in New York City between March 7, 2020 and September 30, … read more
Many people know little about Persian or Oriental rugs until they inherit one from a parent, grandparent, or another family member. A reliable Oriental rug cleaner should professionally clean Oriental or other handmade rugs.
Dirt that is deeply embedded between the fibers on the rug cannot be removed by routine vacuuming. Having carpets professionally cleaned minimizes the risk of damage by moths. Professional cleaning is imperative if the rug is to be stored for an extended amount of time.
If planning to use the rug, check for damaged areas. Have fringes and selvages repaired and worn pile addressed. It is easier and costs less … read more
Is this just for residential tenants or does this edict include commercial tenants also?
With all that’s going on, plenty of business owners have probably heard the term ‘business interruption insurance’ more than ever before. As everyone continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic day by day, we have been receiving numerous questions about business interruption coverage and why, unfortunately, it is typically not available for COVID-19 related losses.
Business interruption insurance covers financial losses when a business cannot function because of physical damage to a commercial property due to a covered loss. For example, if you owned a restaurant and had a fire in the kitchen, the restaurant would not be able to run as … read more
While the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the world as a whole, New York City is proving to be hit particularly hard. As we know, the city is very densely populated, and the majority of its residents live in community associations. Building owners, board members, and property managers have new responsibilities when it comes to their property and their tenants.
If you know that there is a positive case of coronavirus in your building, it’s best to notify your residents and instruct them to take extra precaution. Do not disclose the sick tenants name, … read more
The CDC has made a clear distinction between sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning. Cleaning merely removes impurities and germs with water and detergent. Disinfecting kills and eliminates viruses. Sanitizing lowers the germ count to a safe level.
The coronavirus is causing many businesses to enhance the cleaning of their facilities and offices. If disinfecting is not done correctly, they end up cross-contaminating surfaces. Here is a list of reasons to hire professionals for commercial and residential disinfection services in NYC.
The marketplace of insurance is very reliant on the supply and demand of the market.
In the last quarter of 2019, we saw changes in the marketplace and expect that to continue through 2020.
We had been in a soft market for the past several years. A soft market typically means insurance companies are focused on premium growth, as they are making money elsewhere, such as investment income. This allows them to charge lower premiums in an effort to grow their market share. In addition, they relax their guidelines, which in turn means more carriers are willing to provide quotes resulting in lower insurance premiums for insureds.
Over the past several years, rates have either … read more
Inner city properties, or those in lower-income/under-developed neighborhoods, often have some of the highest energy costs in America. Some of these costs can consume up to 30 percent of the total operating budget of a building. With new local laws requiring buildings to lower their building emissions, our industry is seemingly bombarded with technology initiatives leaving many building owners baffled, confused, and overwhelmed.
To put it straight, the climate is changing and to combat this jeopardizing change, humans must change as well. With many data points, debates, and climate initiatives - we are inundated with copious amounts of information. … read more
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Investors interested in commercial rental property will find occupied properties have widely varying lease terms, with differing obligations for both the landlord and the tenants. Some tenants merely pay a fixed rental payment and are not responsible for any property taxes or maintenance costs. Other tenants will pay some or all the property taxes in addition to their rental payments. Often, selective investors prefer to purchase properties with triple net (“NNN”) tenancies. Under a NNN lease, the tenant is responsible for both rent payments and for all operating expenses associated with a property, including:
In our LandlordsNY Spotlight series, part of the #IamLandlordsNY campaign, we shine a "spotlight" on some of our featured members and vendors to get a glimpse into their professional and personal backgrounds through an interview-style Q&A.
In this installment of our Vendor Spotlight series we get to know LandlordsNY @Rent Application
How long have you been in the business and how did you get started?
Rent Application was started in 2013. The main problem we set out to solve was the elimination of paper applications as part of the rental process. We believe that paper applications are cumbersome, slower, and less secure.
Tell us about yourself.
Rent Application is a … read more
All NYCRAA members and colleagues are invited and encouraged to attend our legislative lobby day on Monday, January 13, starting at 10:30AM at “The Well” - Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY. We are excited for this opportunity to let our voices be heard and contribute to our industry’s advocacy efforts. This year, our lobby efforts will focus on our newly formed coalition’s mission “Under One Roof”.
Under One Roof supports New Yorkers living in rental apartments and those who own and operate them. The coalition works to protect New Yorkers' access to quality housing, increase the economic impact of rental properties and foster growth in the rental housing … read more
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.