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One year later, New York is still figuring out key questions over its new rent stabilization law. (iStock)

Rent law’s unanswered questions vex landlords, tenants

When state legislators set out to change New York’s rent law, Two Trees Management was not concerned about its...

Rent law’s unanswered questions vex landlords, tenants
Scott Stringer (Credit: Getty Images)

Scott Stringer calls for “universal affordable housing,” end to 421a

Mayoral contender Scott Stringer laid out a housing plan Wednesday that would require affordable apartments in all projects larger...

Scott Stringer calls for “universal affordable housing,” end to 421a
Jay Martin, James Whelan and Joe Strasburg

Rent-pocalypse 2.0: Real estate industry reacts to tenant demands

UPDATED, Oct. 18, 2019, 6:27 p.m.: Real estate industry experts say the tenant coalition’s latest demands won’t solve the...

Rent-pocalypse 2.0: Real estate industry reacts to tenant demands
The issue came to light after some owners realized they were incorrectly billed in June (Credit: iStock)

“A big, big, big success,” NYC Finance Department says of new system that overcharged building owners on property tax

A new payment system introduced by New York City to streamline property tax payments has instead caused headaches for residents and building owners. The...

“A big, big, big success,” NYC Finance Department says of new system that overcharged building owners on property tax
With the elimination of vacancy decontrol, landlords can't deregulate units in buildings receiving 421a until the tax break expires (Credit: iStock)

Collateral damage? Real estate sounds alarm on rent regs’ impact on condos, 421a

Changes to the rent regulation laws might’ve eventually driven some landlords to go condo or co-op. That is, if...

Collateral damage? Real estate sounds alarm on rent regs’ impact on condos, 421a
100 Riverside Boulevard is one property whose tax abatements are ending

With 421a ending, more condo owners are selling their apartments

The time is up for apartments that benefitted from 421a developer tax abatements, and condominium owners are running for...

With 421a ending, more condo owners are selling their apartments
Brooklyn developer overcharged tenants by more than $1M at new 421a building: lawsuit

Brooklyn developer overcharged tenants by more than $1M at new 421a building: lawsuit

Housing Rights Initiative is accusing a Brooklyn landlord of overcharging rent-stabilized tenants at a newly constructed 421a building in...

Brooklyn developer overcharged tenants by more than $1M at new 421a building: lawsuit
For developers who love the old 421a, stalled construction sites are ripe for the picking

For developers who love the old 421a, stalled construction sites are ripe for the picking

Four years ago, New York developers were on the verge of losing a privilege they had come to expect...

For developers who love the old 421a, stalled construction sites are ripe for the picking
New York has lost more than 400K affordable apartments since 2005: comptroller’s report

New York has lost more than 400K affordable apartments since 2005: comptroller’s report

UPDATED, Sept. 27, 2018, 12:07 p.m.: Nearly 500,000 affordable apartments have vanished from New York City since 2005, according...

New York has lost more than 400K affordable apartments since 2005: comptroller’s report
When 421a was in limbo, developers turned to this tax exemption

When 421a was in limbo, developers turned to this tax exemption

For roughly 16 months between January 2016 and April 2017, one of developers’ favorite tax exemptions wasn’t an option....

When 421a was in limbo, developers turned to this tax exemption
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