Since being founded in 1919, Greenberg, Trager & Herbst, LLP, has established itself as a leading construction law firm known for its commitment to high-quality representation and extensive knowledge of all construction issues, including resolving disputes with adjoining property owners through negotiation and/or litigation. This is an important issue in New York City since construction often requires dealing with neighboring property owners.
In many situations, underpinning adjoining properties is required, which is permanent and can cause contentious discussions with adjoining property owners. Our firm is experienced at negotiating and resolving adjoining property owner (APO) disputes in a practical, time-sensitive matter.
Excavation, Underpinning And Adjoining Property Owner Disputes
During the course of construction, access into, above and below the APOs property will almost always be needed for code-required protection during the construction.
A license for access, as well as an easement in some cases, will be required for underpinning and stabilizing the APO’s property in construction involving excavation below the foundations of an existing property adjacent to the construction. Access may also be needed to install monitors, a sidewalk bridge or shed, rooftop and/or yard protection or window protection as required by the code. The APO’s cooperation will be essential in getting this access as well as the APO’s signature on the required DOB permit applications for construction work on the APO’s property. Our attorneys can help you navigate these complex issues.
At Greenberg, Trager & Herbst, LLP, we know how and when to approach the APO that will be essential in keeping your construction on schedule. We also know that understanding whether demands of the APO are realistic and reasonable is critical to the progress of your project.
We can assist with preparing the necessary agreements you need to obtain access as well as handling negotiations and litigations involving obtaining such access when the terms cannot be worked out between the parties.
Putting Experience On Your Side
To speak with a lawyer about our legal services, contact us at 212-688-1900.