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Certificate of Occupancy

Attorney Assisting Clients With Obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy 

An important consideration when purchasing a home is the status of the Certificate of Occupancy. A Certificate of Occupancy is essentially the approval provided by the local governmental authority that the house or building was constructed in accordance with local building laws and regulations. A New York City home buyer lawyer will be familiar with its function.

Certificates of Occupancy should be amended when modifications or changes are made to the building structure that require governmental approvals. Very often, a physical survey or examination of the property or structure will reveal changes or modifications. If the Certificate of Occupancy has not been amended to reflect those changes, the property owner will be responsible to obtain the required approvals. A New York City attorney may be helpful in pursuing them. Additionally, lending institutions usually refuse to close a loan on property where the structures are not in compliance with all building laws and regulations.

Real estate deals often don't run smoothly and efficiently because important items are overlooked. I am an experienced New York City lawyer that can help you save time, aggravation, and disappointment. I work closely with my clients in all aspects of real estate transactions including property inspection, real estate broker agreements, contract preparation and negotiation, financing, and title, survey, and closings issues.

For all your real estate needs, contact me directly at (212) 355-2575 or fill out my contact form for an appointment with an attorney. My office is conveniently located near 52nd Street on 3rd Avenue in New York City.

Client Reviews
I am very grateful to Mr. Jules Martin Haas attorney of law in New York. I am from Buenos Aires Argentina. He managed with expertise a very difficult situation. of a complicate heritage from my aunt Anna Grodzka that lived and died a very long time ago in New York. I recommend him not only for his extraordinary knowledge but also for his kindness. Irma CW Peusner
I found Mr. Haas after being misguided by a former attorney. Mr. Jules Haas took our case which involved an estate/trust dispute. What initially seemed like an impossible and overwhelming legal fight was now in the hands of someone who had the integrity and legal expertise to win our case. Mr Haas' attention to detail and his expert knowledge base, skillfully and successfully guided us through an intricate legal process. I am very thankful and grateful to Mr. Jules Haas for representing our interest and ultimately winning. Bringing about a peace of mind we needed. Thank You Devida Nedd
I was in need of a guardianship attorney and I hired the services of Jules M. Haas' Law firm. The service of counselor Haas and his staff, was very profesional and the case was handled in a timely matter. I would strongly recommend his services Angel Guevara
I strongly recommend Jules Haas. I have worked with him for two years and he has provided so much support and followed through with everything he promised he would do. His support staff is just as helpful! We had an interesting case and he helped to solve each part of it legally and was very thorough. Thank you for everything you have done to finalize our families estate Robyn Stafford
Jules Haas helped me with managing the process in probate court for my father's estate through to its completion upon the sale of my father's house. He was knowledgeable, efficient, and effective in submitting documentation to the probate court, explaining procedures to me, and advising me as to the progress of my case. His support staff was also very helpful. He made what for me created so much anxiety into something manageable where I could see progress every step of the way. His fees were very reasonable. I am super grateful to him for all the help he has provided and strongly recommend his services. Diana Janer
I just completed an estate transaction where Jules Haas represented my client in an estate and he did a great job! He was very quick at responding to all matters throughout the sale process, he was detailed, he was knowledgeable and he was a pleasure to work with. I just recommended him to some new clients who are going through an estate matter and will continue to recommend him. Rodolfo Lucchese