Renovations

Same Day Plan Exam NYC

Clients are constantly telling me nightmare stories they have heard about how long it takes to get something approved by the NYC Department Of Buildings. In most cases I am going to take the DOB's side on this argument. Simple tiny jobs can get reviewed on...

Combining apartments nyc

Combining Apartments In NYC

It is quite common for people to combine two apartments that are next to each other. Here are some of the protocols for joining apartments in Co-Ops and Condos (in New York City). Before you purchase two adjacent apartments you should always check with the building management...

Townhouse renovation

Surprises wile Renovating a Townhouse

When doing any kind of renovation you can always encounter surprises some good some bad. In a landmarked townhouse we worked on we encountered both. This project is an interior renovation of a 100 year old Landmarked Townhouse on the Upper West side Of Manhattan...

Apartment Renovation NYC

Co-Op Apartment Renovations & Alteration Agreements

Co-Op Apartment Renovations In this post we will be discussing Co-Op apartment renovations, specifically the typical NYC Co-Op alteration agreement. Let's look at some of the issues involved with renovating your apartment in a Co-Op . The basic process of getting Board Approval for Apartment Renovations. The first thing you should...

Asbestos Testing NYC

Asbestos Testing When Renovating

Asbestos Testing For Renovations Asbestos is a material which was commonly used in construction that is known to cause severe life threatening medical conditions. Below is some basic information and direction on how asbestos is dealt with and related protocols. If you are planning a renovation please...