“Worst landlord” Parkash hit with 38 tenant lawsuits

Residents complain of lead paint, rats, lack of gas

TRD New York /
Apr.April 04, 2016 09:31 AM

Residents of Ved Parkash’s 750 Grand Concourse in the South Bronx filed a raft of lawsuits against the landlord, called the city’s worst by Public Advocate Letitia James.

A total of 38 of the building’s tenants filed lawsuits against Parkash for failing to remedy a plethora of building code violations.

Residents say conditions at the building have badly deteriorated since Parkash took over management 20 years ago.

Residents cited a weeks-long lack of gas service in the building following a cave-in in the laundry room, peeling ceilings and, perhaps, lead paint, the New York Daily News reported.

The six-story, 125,000-square-foot property currently shows 516 active violations, according to city records, though Parkash’s son Anurag told the News that it had recently stood at around 200.

The landlord plans to correct problems as soon as possible, Anurag told the News.

“The goal is to get the work done. If they will give us access, we’ll get the work done.” [NYDN]Ariel Stulberg

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