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Tenants Pressured to Pay Cash Up Front Despite New Rent Law’s Limits

Once a deal sweetener, so-called good faith deposits are increasingly being requested from prospective renters who risk losing their money.

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Real Estate Brokers Blow Beyond New $20 Tenant Fee Cap

Real estate group tells members that law’s limits on charges for apartment applications applies only to landlords. Tenants and lawmakers cry foul.

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