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Short Term Leasing in New York

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Produced on June 28, 2016

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Course Information

Time 51m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Contract Real Estate Landlord Tenant

Course Description

Short-Term Leasing is a hot-button topic in New York City impacting both landlords and tenants, especially given the proliferation of Airbnb. In this course, Itkowitz PLLC partner Michelle Maratto Itkowitz provides a comprehensive review of the various legal and factual matters surrounding Short-Term Leasing in New York State.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Locate where the prohibition against short-term leasing is codified and what, specifically, is prohibited
  2. Understand how the short-term leasing laws interact with Rent Stabilization
  3. Recognize how to distinguish roommates and sublets from prohibited short-term leasing
  4. Understand the landlord’s potential liability if a tenant engages in illegal short-term leasing – premises liability and violations
  5. Identify how landlords can tell if tenants are engaging in short-term leasing and how they can prevent and stop it
  6. Learn how landlords can evict tenants for short-term leasing violations
  7. Comprehend how tenants can stay clear of getting in trouble when engaging in short-term leasing

Credit Information

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Michelle Maratto Itkowitz has been practicing real estate law, specializing in the area of residential and commercial landlord and tenant law in the City of New York, for over twenty years. She also is very experienced in general commercial litigation and all manner of real estate transactions. 

Michelle publishes and speaks frequently on real estate and legal issues. The groups Michelle has taught for or presented to and the publications she has written for include:

  • Lawline.com
  • The Columbia Society of Real Estate Appraisers
  • LandlordsNY
  • Lorman Education Services
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • The New York State Bar Association, Real Property Section, Commercial Leasing Committee
  • Thompson Reuters
  • The Cooperator
  • The New York State Bar Association CLE Publications
  • The Brooklyn Real Estate Summits
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • BisNow

Michelle gets quoted in the press on real estate and legal issues. Michelle produces tons of original and useful content on real estate and law and gets it out to the world in many ways – from booklets to podcasts, as well as many useful articles that can be found on her Teaching and Publishing blog. Michelle is the Legal Expert for LandlordsNY, where she answers members questions on as a guest on their blog. Michelle is developing an extensive curriculum of real estate continuing legal education videos with Lawline.com. Michelle is currently co-authoring the New York State Bar Association's New York Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law and Procedure Book and she co-authored a chapter on lease remedy clauses for the New York State Bar Association Commercial Leasing. Michelle is a pioneer of Legal Project Management, a unique and better way for lawyers and clients to work together, which you can read much more about on her website or watch a Lawline CLE on.

Michelle is admitted to practice in New York State and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Michelle’s professional associations include: the New York State Bar Association - Real Property Law Section and Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, Gotham City Network - New York City Real Estate Chapter, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Michelle received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1989 from Union College, and a Juris Doctor in 1992, from Brooklyn Law School. Michelle is also a managing member of an executive office suite company and a founding member of an internet startup company that launched in 2012. Michelle sits on the board of directors of Building Blocs, a not-for-profit organization, and she has been honored by the Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer's Project.

There are many ways to keep up with Michelle. When Michelle tweets, which is not an obnoxious amount, you cannot only actually understand what she is saying, but it is useful stuff about real estate, business, and the legal industry that you might miss between the headlines. Michelle would be happy to speak to you.


Joel F.

Very good presentation!

BeeSian Y.

Really interesting.

Karen S.

Very engaging speaker, useful written materials


Great job!

Stephen G.

Excellent presentation- informative, current and presenter has full knowledge of area- keep going!

Matthew K.

A "super home run." Thank you.

James D.

Great presenter!

Nicole V C.

This presentation was very good. Thank you.

Edward K.

excellent seminar

Richard N.

Very timely and excellent discussion of the issues


Thank you!

Lawrence F.

The Lecturer was very pleasant, comfortable with the information she spoke of and I found this to be one of the best courses i have taken, mostly because of her presentation.

Jonathan C.

This instructor is always good

Richard m.

Very knowledgeable speaker. Well presented

Melissa M.


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James M.

Speaker focused on Airbnb and clarified what it means to have multiple roommates and renting a place to customers.

Susan E.

Well prepared course.

Hubert L.

Good intro to this evolving area.

Steven B.

good course

Linda L.

Love your lectures

Erica S.

This was very helpful. I appreciated the direct (and thorough) presentation style.

Chi W.

Great speaker

peter l.

very clear presentation

Lawrence C.

Interesting presentation.

Joshua L.

This was EXCELLENT. Very much appreciated.

Richard L.

First comprehensive AIRBNB dkscussion I have encountered. Excellent

Manish C. S.

SHe is good in person as well

Howard H.

excellent presentation

Lawrence G.

This woman was great!

Mark R.

Very capable, well informed presenter.

Victoria M.

very good

Sheila R.

Michelle is very thoughtful and thorough. She provides a lot of very helpful insights. I found this a surprisingly informative and enjoyable presentation.

Bevin B.

She was great! More courses by her please!

Frank T.

Very informative useful information. Well presented

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