Monthly Archives: November 2014

Class Actions for Overcharge

Tenants can bring class actions for rent overcharges if they waive claims for treble damages, according to a decision this week by the State Court of Appeals. The dissent noted that statute prohibits tenants from waiving their rights and bars … Continue reading

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Welfare, Redfined

A Rent Stabilized Lease is a Public Assistance Benefit, the State Court of Appeals ruled, yesterday, in a case involving whether a stabilized lease could be sold as part of a bankruptcy estate. Using a simplistic analysis, the court said … Continue reading

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The New Usual

The City Council, Wednesday, approved a land use plan for Astoria Cove in Queens that highlights the project-by-project dealmaking it takes to get new housing plans approved under the de Blasio administration. The developer will have to use union labor … Continue reading

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Election Results: We’ll See

Republicans won a slim majority of 32 out of 63 New York State Senate seats in the election, Tuesday. Several pundits opined that this means the Urstadt law may not be repealed when current rent laws expire in June, but  … Continue reading

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