The Real Deal New York

Southampton considers new fines for rental violations

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