As Promised, Landlord Groups Sue To Overturn New Rent Laws
In what was an expected challenge to the new rent laws, two landlord groups have filed a lawsuit in federal court which argues that the regulations are unconstitutional because they infringe on their property rights.
Updated: Jul 16, 2019 2:28 PM
Five Ways Landlords May Try To Raise Rents Now That Deregulation Is (Mostly) Dead
'You have a very powerful industry, with significant amounts of money to spend on lobbying,' said Ellen Davidson, a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society.
Updated: Jul 10, 2019 5:00 PM
Real Estate Brokers Protest City Council Proposal To Cap Their Fees
The proposed legislation seeks to limit the high upfront costs of renting an apartment, which can include brokers' fees, application fees, security deposits, and other hidden fees.
Updated: Jun 28, 2019 1:27 PM
NYCHA Residents And Advocates Fear City's Revised Privatization Plan Will Put Tenant Rights At Risk
If federal housing vouchers fall short, advocates warn, it's unclear how NYC will make up the difference and keep NYCHA in good repair while maintaining affordability for low-income families.
Updated: Apr 23, 2019 3:03 PM
New City Council Bill Aims To Educate Low-Income Tenants About Right To Counsel Law
Advocates say that most low-income tenants still do not know that they are entitled to a lawyer during eviction cases.
Updated: Apr 19, 2019 11:22 AM
Brooklyn Landlords Run From State Investigators: "They've Had This Coming"
"They've been really bad landlords for a really long time."
Updated: Mar 10, 2016 4:11 PM
After Fire, Landlord Locks Tenants Out Of Rent-Controlled Brooklyn Apartments
The tenants of one rent-controlled Brownsville apartment burst their way back into their homes on Tuesday after their landlord allegedly attempted to lock them out.
Updated: Nov 27, 2013 12:56 PM
Law Would Force Landlords to Disclose Bed Bug History
From this view you can see the bedbug’s skin piercing mouthparts,
Updated: May 13, 2010 5:22 PM
Arts & Entertainment
Tenants' Rights Flash Cards!
Graphic designer/urban planner Candy Chang has created a set of flash cards
Updated: Nov 25, 2009 4:24 PM
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