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New York Brokers React on Social Media to Rental Fee Change

Here’s what TRD’s Instagram followers are saying about the broker fee ban

The sudden reversal of New York’s tenant-pays-broker-fee system last week prompted fierce reaction from agents. In the hours and...

Here’s what TRD’s Instagram followers are saying about the broker fee ban
REBNY President Jim Whelan (Credit: iStock; Whelan by Anuja Shakya)

Rental commissions are back — for now

Rental commissions are back! A New York judge granted a temporary restraining order Monday afternoon, halting a Department of State guidance barring tenant-paid rental commissions from going into effect. The guidance, circulated Feb. 4,...

Rental commissions are back — for now
REBNY President James Whelan (Credit: iStock; Whelan photo by Anuja Shakya)

Stop the “havoc and confusion:” Industry petitions to overturn ban on broker fees

Early Monday morning, attorneys for the real estate industry boarded a train to Albany to file a fiery petition...

Stop the “havoc and confusion:” Industry petitions to overturn ban on broker fees
New York Community Bank CEO and president Joseph Ficalora (Credit: Facebook, iStock)

Community banks put on brave face after rent-reg market woes

For years, New York’s community banks have been go-to lenders for rent-regulated housing. Now they’re straining to convince investors...

Community banks put on brave face after rent-reg market woes
RuthAnne Visnauskas (Credit: iStock)

State to target “frankenstein” apartments in rent law regulations

The state’s housing regulator plans to target “frankenstein” apartments — the primary remaining strategy for landlords to jack up...

State to target “frankenstein” apartments in rent law regulations
Assembly member Linda Rosenthal (Credit: Getty Images)

Should landlords worry about retroactive re-regulation?

It appears landlords don’t have to worry about the re-regulation of certain apartments — at least for now. For...

Should landlords worry about retroactive re-regulation?
Sen. Zellnor Myrie (Credit: iStock)

Bill: Make landlords give tenants first shot to buy buildings

UPDATED, 5:41 p.m., Jan. 31, 2020: Landlords who want out of the multifamily market after last year’s rent-law shakeup...

Bill: Make landlords give tenants first shot to buy buildings
Randy Mastro (Credit: Getty Images)

Latest landlord lawsuit claims rent law violates Fair Housing Act

Another group of landlords has filed a lawsuit challenging New York’s new rent law, hiring Randy Mastro to argue...

Latest landlord lawsuit claims rent law violates Fair Housing Act
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
Clipper Equity's David Bistricer (inset) and the US Supreme Court (Credit: RealInsight and Getty Images)

US Supreme Court denies Clipper’s rent regulation petition

Clipper Equity wasn’t one of the lucky 150. The U.S. Supreme Court, which hears roughly 150 out of the...

US Supreme Court denies Clipper’s rent regulation petition
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