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250 Fort Washington Ave and 310 Convent Avenue with Housing Rights Initiative’s Aaron Carr (Credit: iStock, Facebook, Google Maps)

Two more rent-overcharge lawsuits get class-action status

As the future of rent overcharge cases hangs in the balance, two major rent-overcharge cases have attained class certification....

Two more rent-overcharge lawsuits get class-action status
Rent overcharge claims against landlords are on the rise (Credit: iStock)

Rent overcharge cases pile up

At least two dozen rent overcharge cases have been brought in the five boroughs since June 2019, according to an analysis by The Real Deal, and many more could be on the way. The...

Rent overcharge cases pile up
Judge Janet DiFiore and attorney Deborah Riegel (Credit: North Country Public Radio and Rosenberg & Estis)

High court hearing rent overcharge cases puts lawyers on the spot

With untold millions of dollars at stake for landlords and tenants, the Court of Appeals in Albany grilled attorneys...

High court hearing rent overcharge cases puts lawyers on the spot
Housing Rights Initiative's Aaron Carr (Credit: iStock, Facebook)

D-Day for landlords: High court hears rent overcharge cases

ALBANY— State legislators passed a new rent law in June, but many of the details are about to be...

D-Day for landlords: High court hears rent overcharge cases
A New York court’s greenlight of a class action against Big City Realty could change the dynamic of class action suits. (Credit: iStock)

“Nightmare” for landlords: Court OK’s class action against Harlem owner

New York’s highest court on Tuesday cleared the way for a group of tenants to pursue a class action...

“Nightmare” for landlords: Court OK’s class action against Harlem owner
Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Louise Carroll

City crafting overhaul of landlord tax break

Landlords are finally getting some love from the de Blasio administration. The city is preparing a proposal to overhaul...

City crafting overhaul of landlord tax break
Steve Croman and 566 Hudson Street (Credit: Google Maps, iStock)

Steve Croman sued over illegally deregulating apartments

Notorious landlord Steve Croman is facing another lawsuit that accuses him of violating New York’s rent laws. Tenants in...

Steve Croman sued over illegally deregulating apartments
111-32 76th Avenue (Credit: Google Maps, iStock)

Another J-51 lawsuit has been granted class action status

Tenants at a Forest Hills building in the midst of a J-51 lawsuit have been granted class action status...

Another J-51 lawsuit has been granted class action status
A J-51 lawsuit against the Mycak family has been granted class action status. (Credit: iStock)

This landlord is suing to undo New York’s new rent law. But its tenants just won a key victory.

One of the landlords trying to dismantle the new rent law through the federal courts system was just handed a procedural loss in New...

This landlord is suing to undo New York’s new rent law. But its tenants just won a key victory.
Blackstone will pay rent-stabilized tenants $1M. It won’t stop the lawsuit.

Blackstone will pay rent-stabilized tenants $1M. It won’t stop the lawsuit.

Blackstone Group will pay about $1.1 million in refunds to rent-stabilized tenants at Parker Towers, though the payout doesn’t...

Blackstone will pay rent-stabilized tenants $1M. It won’t stop the lawsuit.
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