Should I let my neighbor perform underpinning?

What is underpinning? Underpinning is the process of installing a new “foundation” under your existing foundation as a means of structural support. It is typically necessary when your neighbor is developing their property and their new foundation (and hence their … Continue reading

Preconstruction Surveys and Monitoring Requirements in NYC

If you are performing construction work in New York City there is a very good chance that you will have to perform a preconstruction survey and/or perform monitoring of neighboring properties.   The preconstruction survey and the monitoring often go hand-in-hand.  … Continue reading

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

Agreements for Adjacent Property Access

Performing construction in New York City can often involve working in tight quarters.  As a result, it is often necessary to enter your neighbor’s property in order to perform the work and, perhaps more importantly, to erect protection for their … Continue reading