19 people charged in Montauk illegal rental pad

TRD New York /
Sep.September 07, 2016 04:54 PM

Talk about a packed house. When East Hampton officials raided the 4,000-square-foot house at 13 Beech Hollow Court Saturday morning, they found 18 people staying in nine bedrooms, the East Hampton Star reported. Among them was Alina Gersham, who leased the house for the summer from the owner Thomas Mahl. After creating six additional bedrooms and an illegal basement conversion, Gersham rented the house out to 17 people for as much as $1,800 per room for a weekend, according to a town press release. Many of the illegal units had no emergency exits, the town claims. Gersham and Mahl now face dozens of charges. Mahl, who bought the property for $1.65 million in 2006, was involved in a similar case earlier this year when his house at 16 Gates Avenue was cited as an illegal share house. He was not charged for that infraction. [EHS] — Cathaleen Chen


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Robert Futterman charged with DUI in Hamptons car crash

Robert Futterman charged with DUI in Hamptons car crash

Robert Futterman charged with DUI in Hamptons car crash
A new report finds that Hamptons prices skyrocketed as demand outpaced supply this year (iStock)

Report details Hamptons rental boom

Report details Hamptons rental boom
Ron Perelman and his estate in the Hamptons (Getty; Google Maps)

Ron Perelman mulls listing Hamptons estate for $180M

Ron Perelman mulls listing Hamptons estate for $180M
Marble Ridge Capital LP's Dan Kamensky and Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards in New York (Getty; Jewish National Fund)

Hedge fund manager arrested for fraud in Neiman Marcus bankruptcy

Hedge fund manager arrested for fraud in Neiman Marcus bankruptcy
Riza Aziz and (clockwise from left: 912 Hillcrest Road in Beverly Hills, Park Laurel in Manhattan and 2 Lygon Place in London (Getty, Google Maps, Realtor)

“Wolf of Wall Street” producer to forfeit $60M in 1MDB probe settlement

“Wolf of Wall Street” producer to forfeit $60M in 1MDB probe settlement
Renters continue their tri-state bookings, eliminating the post-Labor Day slowdown (iStock)

In Hamptons and elsewhere, season no longer ends on Labor Day

In Hamptons and elsewhere, season no longer ends on Labor Day
32 Windmill Lane and Andrew Saunders (Realtor)

Hefty prices, robust sales: Hamptons market thrives in Q2

Hefty prices, robust sales: Hamptons market thrives in Q2
Chopper ride-sharing services are seeing increased demand for Hamptons helicopter route as wealthy New Yorkers book commutes to Manhattan (Illustration by The Real Deal; iStock)

Chopper rides from Hamptons fly off the shelves as Covid changes plans

Chopper rides from Hamptons fly off the shelves as Covid changes plans
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...