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I have known Amy Kelly since 1996, when she was counsel at First American Title Insurance Company. In 2000, Amy started doing business as Seaport Title. We were among her first customers, and I still use Seaport Title to this day. Amy has a thorough and complete knowledge of real estate and land title law. Her business acumen and land title expertise have been a strong factor in her success as an abstract company. Her honesty and integrity are above reproach, and dealing with her company, one has the total feeling of confidence that the title work will be reliable and complete and the escrows processed without error. Samuel B. Freed

Increases in Nassau and Suffolk County Recording Charges

Increases in Nassau and Suffolk County Recording Charges Posted: 12/04/2015

 

We have been advised that both Nassau and Suffolk County have increased their recording charges.

 

 

Nassau County:

 

 

Effective December 7, 2015, the Nassau County Department of Assessment will be assessing a $225 charge for Tax Map verification. This is an increase from the previous charge of $75

 

 

The Department will be assessing the charge to verify the tax lot on documents to be recorded in the Nassau County Clerk’s Office.  The charge will be $225 per document per tax lot grouping.

 

 

The Nassau County Clerk will be increasing the charge for block verification from $150 to $300.

 

 

Documents that contain a description, including, but not limited, to Deeds and Mortgages, will require this charge.  However, we have been advised that UCC’s, Lis Pendens, and Powers of Attorney will not require tax map verification.

 

 

Suffolk County:

 

 

Effective December 18, 2015, the tax lot verification fee will increase to $200.00 per lot, per document. This is an increase from the current fee of $60.00. This also applies to recording powers of attorney if the power is limited to a specific property.

 

ACRIS Tax Form Changes

Changes for Partnerships and Multi-Member LLCs Posted: 05/06/2015

 

This memo is to inform you of upcoming changes to how ACRIS tax forms must be prepared.  Effective May 18, 2015, the NYC-RPT form will be revised to include two additional Grantor and Grantee types:

 

  1. Single Member LLC
  2. Multiple Member LLC

  For any grantor and grantee that is a partnership or multiple member LLC, the revised form will request the name and SSN/EIN for each general partner or member. Please note that the city expects that, if for example an LLC is a member of the LLC Grantor or Grantee, it will then require further information until such time as you get down to the individual beneficial ownership.

You must either:

-Provide the requested information for each general partner or member in a supporting document with a separate page for each partnership or LLC. Include the name of the partnership or LLC.

-If the Social Security Number or Employer Identification Number is not provided, attach an affidavit attesting to the reasons the information is missing.

For NYC-RPT forms created in ACRIS on or after May 18, 2015, eTax and Cover Page creation will change as follows:

-When selecting a party type on the ACRIS eTax RPTT Grantor and Grantee tabs, an additional choice of Multiple Member LLC will display.

-When Multiple Member LLC is selected as a party type on the eTax RPTT Grantor and Grantee tabs, the following text will display:

 

Please include as a Supporting document to the NYC-RPT form a list that identifies the multiple member LLC name and EIN and provides all the member names and SSNs or EINs or an affidavit as to why SSNs/EINs are missing.

 -When Partnership is selected as a party type on the eTax RPTT Grantor and Grantee tabs, the following text will display:

 

Please include as a Supporting document to the NYC-RPT form a list that identifies the partnership name and EIN and provides all the general partners names and SSNs or EINs or an affidavit as to why SSNs/EINs are missing.

 

-When the RPTT is brought into the Cover Page, if Multiple Member LLC is selected as a party type, a new Supporting Document will be checked requiring you to enter a page count:

 NAME & SSN/EIN OF EACH MEMBER FOR ALL MULTI MEMBER LLCS/AFFIDAVIT FOR MISSING SSN/EIN

-When the RPTT is brought into the Cover Page, if Partnership is selected as a party type, a new Supporting Document will be checked requiring you to enter a page count:

NAME & SSN/EIN OF EACH GENERAL PARTNER FOR ALL PARTNERSHIPS/AFFIDAVIT FOR MISSING SSN/EIN 

Please note that in the event the RPTT is completed prior to May 18 for a transaction that closes on or subsequent to May 18, the Department will not require revision of the RPTT.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact this office.

Memo from the Queens County Bar Association

90-35 148 Street, Jamaica, NY 11435 Posted: 12/10/2012

December 7, 2012

Dear Member:

Please be advised that the following changes will occur starting the first week in January, 2013:

Motions in the Centralized Motion Part (CMP) will be called at 11:00 a.m., ON FRIDAYS ONLY, in TSP (courtroom 25).

Preliminary Conferences will be reduced to three days a week: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Please consult the QCBA website and court websites for further information and details as they are announced.

Suffolk County RP5217

Suffolk County Clerk’s Office is now accepting the non-carbonized PDF RP5217 Posted: 10/06/2011

We have been advised by the Suffolk County Clerk’s Office that they are now accepting the non-carbonized PDF RP5217. The form is on their website at http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Portals/0/clerk/Forms/Recording/rp5217-D.pdf" target=_blank">