New York Landlords Call Rent Control Laws An ... In: Latest News
New York Attorney General Letitia James joins a press conference to support rent controlled tenants who have been threatened with eviction because their landlord has filed for bankruptcy in March. Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images New York landlords are attacking rent regulations in a new federal lawsuit, claiming that capping what they can charge tenants in rent is equivalent to an illegal taking of property. Last month, housing advocates in New York celebrated sweeping new laws that established rent control permanently and extended tenant protections beyond just New York City, allowing cities throughout New York to opt into rent stabilization programs, which...Read more >
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