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Attorney General Letitia James Cracks Down on Landlords

Written by on April 26, 2022

As reported earlier this month, Attorney General Letitia James informed landlords that if they accepted assistance from New York, they could not raise the rent for one year. Well, now AG James is facing another issue with landlords where yesterday she announced new guidance for law enforcement, addressing a tenant’s right to organize meetings on the properties where they live. According to AG James, her office received reports about landlords calling the police on tenants, despite gathering and organizing within the limits of New York’s Real Property Law 230.

Attorney General Letitia James stated: “As New Yorkers grapple with unprecedented rent increases and an increasingly difficult rental market, we are seeing some landlords use concerning tactics,” said Attorney General James, “Landlords cannot use our law enforcement officers as tools to bully and threaten tenants, and my office will work to ensure that local sheriffs and law enforcement departments understand the rights of tenants across the state.”

Source: 13 WHAM

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