Practice Areas
Access Agreement
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Access Agreement

New York City Access Agreement Lawyers

DL Partners is known for its extensive access agreement law practice that provides sound legal counsel, negotiation, and dispute resolution services. Our services are customized to suit the needs of a diverse clientele, including property owners, developers, contractors, and real estate investors.

We offer comprehensive services that include drafting and reviewing access agreements, representing clients in access disputes, and providing guidance on related legal and regulatory issues.

Our attorneys specialize in devising strategies to help our clients secure their rights, protect property and life safety, ensure project continuity, and manage potential risks associated with property access. If the parties are unable to reach an agreement, our attorneys are well-equipped to seek court-ordered access pursuant to RPAPL §881.

Protecting Property Rights

Our lawyers work with clients to develop strategies that protect their property rights during the creation and execution of access agreements. We use various techniques, such as precise boundary delineations and insurance and indemnification clauses and quality of life clauses, to safeguard our clients interests and the use and enjoyment of the property. 

Ensuring Project Continuity

We understand the importance of project continuity and work closely with our clients to create access agreements that accommodate the needs of construction, maintenance, or repair projects while minimizing potential interruptions.

Managing Risk

Our lawyers formulate strategies to reduce potential legal and financial risks associated with property access. This includes working collaboratively with experienced construction insurance professionals to ensure adequate insurance coverage is included in the agreement and that all potential eventualities are accounted for.

Access Agreement Advisory Services

In addition to drafting and negotiating access agreements. We provide a wide range of advisory services, including the interpretation of existing access agreements, advice on legal and regulatory implications, preparing and filing necessary legal documentation, and providing sound legal representation in access disputes.

At DL Partners, we understand that managing property access can be a complex and potentially contentious process. Our experienced attorneys are committed to providing personalized service and sound legal counsel throughout each stage of the process. 

We work collaboratively with our clients to devise strategies that meet their unique needs and objectives. Contact us today to learn more about our access agreement law practice and how we can assist you in securing your property rights and interests. 

We look forward to working with you

Frequently Asked Questios

What is an access agreement?

An access agreement is a legal contract that grants one party permission to enter another party’s property for a specific purpose, such as construction, maintenance, or repair work. The agreement outlines the purpose, scope and duration of the access, any restrictions or conditions on the access, the rights and obligations of both parties, compensation provisions if there is an interference with the use and enjoyment of the property, and dispute resolution provisions, among others.

Why do I need an access agreement?

An access agreement is essential when you need access to a neighboring property to carry out work on your own property or to install protections on a neighboring property that is required by applicable law in connection with your work. It establishes the terms and conditions for the access and provides legal safeguards for both parties, such as insurance and indemnification provisions to provide protection in the event of damage or a claim. It is important to document clear and legally binding terms and conditions when one grants access to a property to another party  

What does an access agreement cover?

An access agreement typically covers details such as the purpose of access, duration of access, compensation, if any, for the loss of use and enjoyment of property, repairs for any damage, insurance and indemnification requirements, dispute resolution procedures, mechanic lien and violation removal requirements and termination clauses. It may also include other provisions depending on the nature and scope of the work involved. 

What happens if the parties are unable to negotiate an access agreement?

If the parties are unable to negotiate an access agreement in good faith with the neighboring property owner, then you may need to petition the court and seek court-ordered access pursuant to RPAPL Section 881.