What is a “construction license access agreement?”

Building in New York is tough and its expensive.  Building in the close confines found in many parts of New York often adds an additional problem:  you may need to access your neighbor’s property to perform part of the construction … Continue reading

Architects involved with excavation in NYC may face strict liability for damage to adjacent property

When the Court of Appeals decision in Yenem Corp. v. 281 Broadway came down in 2012 it signaled a potential avalanche of strict liability claims against persons that “cause an excavation to be made.”  The question remained: who causes an excavation to … Continue reading