Real Estate:

New York City, Long Island and Westchester real estate transactions involve issues unique to each location. The real estate transaction practice of Douglas L. Fromme, P.C. has over thirty years experience. Our extensive knowledge of the New York State and local real estate laws and practices enable us to help you avoid hidden pitfalls. Our real estate practice encompasses the New York City metropolitan area including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, as well as Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties. Our services include:

  • Real estate closings
  • Drafting of purchase and sale agreements
  • Drafting and review of rental agreements
  • Drafting and review of real estate contracts
  • Review of Condominium and Cooperative offering plans
  • Monitoring and advising on execution of REO take downs for buyers, sellers and intermediaries
  • Review of rent registration and other records at the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal for buildings that contain rent controlled and/or rent stabilized units; representing parties in disputes involving rent overcharges, fair market rent appeals, service complaints, MCI applications, Harassment proceedings, administrative appeals and other proceedings
  • Review whether there are any violations pending at the Department of Housing Preservation and Development
  • Review whether there are any unpaid real estate taxes or unpaid ECB liens against the building
  • Review whether a building is properly registered with the Department of Housing, Preservation and Development, and with the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal – an important consideration for purchasers of NYC properties to determine whether the claimed rents are legally collectable or if liabilities exist for rent overcharges
  • Acquisition of residential property in New York
  • Mortgages and real estate financing
  • Title examinations (title and lien searches)

The practice of Douglas L. Fromme, P.C. also includes:

Condominiums and Cooperatives:
 representing purchasers and sellers of condominium and cooperative apartments, as well as condominium associations and cooperative boards, assisting either party in negotiating the terms of a sale, closing a transaction or clarifying and enforcing a party’s rights.

Joint Ownership and Shared Ownership: creating joint ownership with rights of survivorship or shared ownership agreements which seek to address and avoid potential disputes.