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WEST VILLAGE BUILDING RESTORED TO REGULATED STATUS

Rudd Realty agrees to bring West Village apartments back into rent stabilization Following a J-51 lawsuit, the company will also refund tenants' rent overcharges By Will Parker | 28 Bedford Street ...
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NO MORE LUXURY APARTMENTS?

MAYOR DE BLASIO CALLS FOR STRONGER RENT LAWS De Blasio: End vacancy decontrol, eliminate vacancy bonus, make improvement rent increases temporary instead of permanent Affordable housing for more than ...
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CALL THE TENANT HARASSMENT PROTECTION TASK FORCE

Governor Cuomo, A.G. Schneiderman, Mayor Bill De Blasio Join Forces To Combat Landlord Harassment Of Tenants Tenant Harassment Prevention Task Force Will Protect Tenants Against Displacement, Confront ...
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TENANT COMPLAINTS TAKE TOO LONG

DiNapoli: Audits Recommend Fixes to Affordable Housing Programs Latest Audit Finds Tenant Complaints Unanswered for Months, Sometimes Years New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today released ...
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DID YOUR LANDLORD MAKE THE LIST?

Friends, Too many landlords in New York think they can ignore their responsibility to provide reasonable living conditions to their tenants. And far too many tenants in New York are forced to live in ...
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IN THE TIMES: ON NEW KITCHEN COUNTERS

ASK REAL ESTATE By RONDA KAYSEN Counter Situation Q. When I moved into my rent-controlled apartment nearly 50 years ago, I paid for kitchen upgrades. Today the Formica counter, which I paid for, is ...
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LOOKING FOR FREE LEGAL ADVICE?

Free Monthly Legal Clinic for Tenants My office continues to work with Eviction Intervention Services to offer a free monthly legal clinic for tenants. If the owner of your building is harassing you, ...
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LOOKING FOR A FREE LANDLORD-TENANT ATTORNEY?

Free Monthly Legal Clinic For Tenants I continue to work with Eviction Intervention Services to offer a free monthly legal clinic for tenants. If your landlord is harassing you or threatening you with ...
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JARRED IN THE TIMES: ON APARTMENT IMPROVEMENTS

Our partner, Jarred I. Kassenoff, appeared in Sunday's New York Times Real Estate Section responding to a reader's question. Here's the piece in its entirety: A Quest for Electricity By Jay Romano Q I ...
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LOOKING FOR FREE LEGAL ADVICE

Free Monthly Legal Clinic for Tenants I am pleased to join with Eviction Intervention Services to offer a free monthly legal clinic for tenants. If your landlord is harassing you or threatening you ...
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IN THE TIMES: ON FRIDGES

Our partner, Jarred I. Kassenoff, appeared in Sunday's New York Times Real Estate Section responding to a reader's question. Here's the piece in its entirety: Replacing the Fridge in a Stabilized Unit ...
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LOOKING FOR FREE LEGAL ADVICE?

Free Monthly Legal Clinic for Tenants I am pleased to join with Eviction Intervention Services to offer a free monthly legal clinic for tenants. If your landlord is harassing you or threatening you ...
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LUCAS IN THE TIMES, AGAIN

Just in case you missed it, our partner Lucas A. Ferrara was in yesterday's New York Times. In a piece, entitled " Improvements in a Rental," Lucas offered his insights on whether or not ...
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BAD "IAIs" BEGET BIG "IOUs"

One of the ways an owner may increase the rent of a regulated unit is by making substantial improvements, repairs, and/or providing additional services. With rent-stabilized units, for example, the ...
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THE HIGH COST OF VACANCY DECONTROL

It's an ugly reality, which few in our industry are willing to discuss openly and candidly, but with each passing year, New York City is losing rent-stabilized apartments at an alarming rate. ...
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