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Rent Stabilization

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Can the Pandemic Give Commercial Rent Control a New Lease on Life?

Shopkeepers say the COVID recession proved the precarious position of small business owners. Landlords, staggered by empty storefronts, say they can’t afford restrictions. Now, a last-ditch rent regulation bid is headed to the City Council.

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Renewing Your NYC Rental-Stabilized Apartment Lease? It’s Complicated This Time

The city Rent Guidelines Board decided to freeze the rent for the first six months — and then allow limited increases in the second six months for one-year leases. Here’s what you need to know to protect your rights.

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What Tenants Need to Know About NYC Rent Guidelines Board’s Latest Move

The city’s rent board pushed off an increase until next spring, but both one- and two-year leases will see hikes. Neither tenants nor landlords are happy — for different reasons.

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Civil War for Chelsea Hotel as Tenants Split Over City Bid to Halt Upscale Conversion

Three lawsuits and the city housing agency claim owners caused residents misery during construction — while others in the landmark say they’re furious at meddling that could deny them a nicer home.

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Wall Street Rent Fight Spurs New Class-Action Suit as Landlord Seeks SCOTUS Help

Tenants in a big Financial District apartment building are pushing for rent-stabilized leases they say are owed in exchange for a tax break.

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Landlord Looks to Supreme Court in Downtown Rent Overcharge Fight

Lawyers for Clipper Equity have asked the high court to review a June ruling by the NYS Court of Appeals, which found tenants were due rebates.

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Lower Manhattan Tenants Sue for Refunds Over Landlord Tax Break Abuse

Residents claim 10 Hanover Square owner overcharged them while reaping lucrative benefits. They’re among thousands who may be due years of back rent.

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Downtown Tenants and Landlords Skirmish Over Rent Reset

As residents learn they’re entitled to rent cuts and refunds tied to a tax break, some landlords try to keep the upper hand.

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More Tenants Fighting for Back Rent After Downtown Ruling

Residents at one building head for a potential payday as others get ready to join the battle after judge finds against landlords who got tax breaks.

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Tenants of 6,000 Downtown Apartments May Be Owed Back Rent

A ruling centering on a 1995 tax break deal will allow some Lower Manhattan renters to seek stabilized leases and up to six years of overpayments.

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What Does N.Y.’s New Rent Law Mean for Tenants?

A guide to the transformative legislation approved Friday in Albany.

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What’s at Stake in New York’s Rent Wars

How landlords raise rents on regulated apartments beyond annual Rent Guidelines Board hikes — but not if tenant advocates get their way in Albany.

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Far-Reaching Rent Reforms Resist Albany Consensus

The Assembly’s tenant-friendly gambit puts pressure on the newly Democratic Senate to up the ante. But sweeping change is far from a sure thing.