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A California Airbnb host didn't register his home properly, and now can't get rid of a guest who overstayed 541 days and counting
Oct. 8, 2023
An Airbnb host failed to register his guesthouse properly, which has led to a long legal dispute
It’s official: Rent control is about wrecking apartments
Oct. 8, 2023
Supreme Court recognizes disinvestment as affordable housing policy
Opinion: We Can’t Regulate Our Way Out of a Housing Crisis
Oct. 8, 2023
“Ending the ability to combine units will lead to less housing, not more. You cannot regulate your way out of a housing affordability crisis. You need to build your way out.”
Supreme Court Rejects Legal Challenge to New York’s Rent Stabilization Law
Oct. 8, 2023
POLITICS & REAL ESTATE NEW YORK CITY Supreme Court Rejects Legal Challenge to New York’s Rent Stabilization Law BY MARK HALLUM OCTOBER 2, 2023 11:50 AM REPRINTS The Supreme Court.THE US SUPREME COURT. PHOTO: STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES
The Daily Dirt: Will Hochul sign controversial rent overcharge bills?
Sept. 30, 2023
Analysis of New York’s top real estate news
More New Yorkers must compost food scraps starting next week
Sept. 30, 2023
Starting Oct. 2, all 2.5 million Brooklynites—or the owners of the apartment buildings they live in—will need to place organic waste in bins near the curb each week
Steamed Supers Say Their Work Lives Are Casualties of City’s ‘War on Rats’
Sept. 30, 2023
It may not matter much to rats if trash goes out at 8 PM, but some building workers say the new time is out of line with a work day that starts early in the morning.
Pandemic aid officials who overpaid vulnerable renters are saying, ‘We messed up, pay us back’
Sept. 30, 2023
Unlike emergency unemployment aid, rental relief programs don’t show many signs of fraud. But efforts are underway in at least five states to claw back improperly issued money, sowing confusion among landlords and tenants
NYC lawmakers urge rollback of climate change law, citing costs to constituents
Sept. 30, 2023
New York City lawmakers are pushing legislation that would roll back strict requirements under a new climate change law for buildings covering 800,000 co-op and condo apartments, citing costs that could have their homeowning tenants seeing red.
It’s taking NYC over a year to fix up vacant public housing units, report shows
Sept. 24, 2023
New York City’s public housing agency is taking over a year to repair and rent empty apartments despite a sharp rise in homelessness across the city, according to an annual report card released by the Mayor’s Office Friday.