Airbnb Slams Proposed City Council Bill Over Steep FinesWhile Councilman Jumaane Williams conceded the $50,000 maximum fine might be a little steep, he said it wouldn't be levied against the occasional Airbnb user.
NYC Officials Launch Task Force To Combat Tenant HarassmentState and city officials have launched a joint task force to crack down on New York City landlords who harass tenants to force them into vacating rent-regulated apartments.
City Council Passes Bill Doubling Fines For Landlords Found Guilty Of Harassing Tenants Tuesday's vote also forces those landlords to be publicly listed as offenders on the Department of Housing Preservation and Development's website.
Town Cracks Down On Illegal Room Rentals Near Stony Brook University CampusThe Town of Brookhaven has taken 68 landlords to court this year for allegedly illegally renting rooms to students in their single-family homes. At least 30 other homes are under investigation.
Little Italy Residents Fight To Save Historic DistrictLongtime Little Italy residents and business owners have complained of being squeezed out by greedy landlords, but one man is appealing for help to save the historic district.
Bloomberg To Landlords: Restore Storm-Damaged Services, And Do It NowMayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday he has sent letters to landlords, ordering them to restore services damaged by Superstorm Sandy as temperatures drop, and use the city’s Rapid Repair Program if they have not done so.
Public Hearing In Westchester To Address Possible Rent HikesRenters and landlords are getting their chance to sound off about possible increases.
NYC Getting Proactive On SlumlordsUntil now, the city would wait for complaints then check for violations in a building sliding into distress.
Public Advocate Turns Up The Heat On Stingy LandlordsPublic Advocate pushing for tougher punishments on landlords who don't turn on the heat.
Public Advocate To Landlords: Get Your Act TogetherLandlords of rundown buildings are also renting to space to New York City, according to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. He said the city should use its economic power to hold them accountable.