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How to identify a building's landlord?

Postby sr77 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:29 am

Is there a way to identify the landlord of a building -- i.e., in order to contact him?

I'm trying to track down the source of noise/vibrations that are coming into my apartment and think it might be from the building next door. However, the front door of that building, a brownstone, is locked so I don't have access to any owner/superintendent information that might be posted in the foyer.

I thought I'd be able to find a database of owners of buildings online but so far haven't been able to.

Is there one -- and if not, is there a city agency that would provide that information, including the owner's address and phone number?

Thanks.
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Re: How to identify a building's landlord?

Postby TenantNet » Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:03 pm

Of course.
1. NYC Dept. of Finance - use the ACRIS system
This has records of all deeds and mortgages

2. HPD - https://hpdonline.hpdnyc.org/HPDonline/ ... dress.aspx
All buildings with 3+ units must be registered with HPD
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Re: How to identify a building's landlord?

Postby sr77 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:45 pm

Thanks. The owner appears to be a corporation with no phone number that I've been able to find, so I guess I'll have to take a walk over and see who or what I have to deal with.

Appreciate the information in your reply.
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Re: How to identify a building's landlord?

Postby rentstubq » Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:13 pm

frequently the "landlord" is an anonymous limited partnership or LLC formed in a state like Delaware where state law doesn't permit release of the names of shareholders in LLC's.

If the name of your landlord in the documents in acris is one of these anonymous LLCs then occasionally you can look on sites like the real deal to see if the sale was announced.
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Re: How to identify a building's landlord?

Postby TenantNet » Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:22 pm

Who/where do you send the rent?

If taken to court, the owner's name (in some cases a net lessee) will be required.

You can also check the NYS Corporate Database at http://www.dos.ny.gov/corps/bus_entity_search.html

Even Deleware Corps are required to be registered in NYS in order to operate within the state.
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Re: How to identify a building's landlord?

Postby sr77 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:45 am

Who/where do you send the rent?
If taken to court, the owner's name (in some cases a net lessee) will be required.

Just to clarify, this was about an issue concerning an adjacent building, and a different landlord (not mine).
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