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Southampton considers new fines for rental violations

August 10, 2016 04:32PM

violationThe crackdown on rental houses continues. Officials in Southampton recently proposed new legislation that would slap property owners with an extra $100 fine if they’ve already been convicted of violating rental laws, 27East reported. The funds from the new surcharge would go toward affordable housing. “We have a lot of violations of our rental law,” Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said. Still, $100 may seem like a slap on the wrist compared to the cash homeowners can generate from renting out their properties. [27East] — Cathaleen Chen