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EVICTED FOR AIRBNB-ING

Airbnb Host Evicted from Apartment in Greenwich Village 39 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan. Image credit: CityLand Rent-stabilized tenant substantially profited from 93 individual Airbnb sublettings. In 2010, ...
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DON'T SETTLE FOR LESS

Back in April 2009, when New York Hanover Corp. settled its holdover case against its rent-stabilized tenant, Martha Ibodli, for “unlawful rent profiteering," the landlord waived and ...
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KNOW YOUR HOUSING RIGHTS?

Wednesday, April 29 Know Your Rights Housing Forum Time: 6PM Location: Union Temple, 331 Hawthorne (Btw New York Ave and Nostrand Ave), Brooklyn
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AIRBNB'S BAD FOR TENANTS

A New York City landlord filed an eviction case against one of its rent-stabilized tenants, Henry P. Ikezi, when it discovered he was renting-out his Manhattan apartment on Airbnb --a publicly ...
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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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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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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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LOOKING FOR FREE LANDLORD-TENANT 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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WANT 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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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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WANT 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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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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IS YOUR LANDLORD HARASSING YOU?

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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AN INNOCENT LAW-BREAKER?

In Cambridge Dev., LLC v Staysna, Cambridge Development wanted to evict a tenant when it was discovered Bruce Staysna subleased his apartment and charged more than three times the lawful regulated ...
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HOW DID THE AD1 PROFIT FROM THIS?

In First Hudson Capital v. Seaborn, First Hudson filed a summary holdover proceeding against Ron Seaborn for charging his roommates "more than a proportional share of the rent" in violation of law -- ...
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THIS CUERVO AIN'T GOLDEN

Last week's decision by the Appellate Term, First Department, again serves to caution regulated tenants about the perils of "overcharging" roommates. While rent-stabilized tenants may charge ...
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RENT-CONTROLLED TENANT EVICTED FOR RUNNING A "DORM"

Rent-stabilized tenants are not permitted to profit from their protected status by leasing out their units at rental rates which grossly exceed their proportionate share of their rent (or which exceed ...
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TENANT LIABLE FOR TREBLE DAMAGES

In the March 2006 edition of our firm's newsletter we reported about the case of Gboizo v. State of New York Division of Housing and Community Renewal, wherein New York County Supreme Court Justice ...
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PROFITEERING: HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?

By law, a rent-stabilized tenant is not permitted to charge a roommate more than a proportionate share of the rent. (That rent share is determined by dividing the legal rent by the total number of ...
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