A.G. Schneiderman Statement On Legal Victory In Rent Regulation Challenge

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June 13, 2017

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A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN STATEMENT ON LEGAL VICTORY IN RENT REGULATION CHALLENGE

Today, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a legal victory in Portofino Realty Cort. et al. v. New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal et al.

Judge Richard Velasquez of New York State Supreme Court, Kings County recently granted Attorney General Schneiderman’s motion for summary judgment, dismissing the challenge to the state’s rent regulation laws and Tenant Protection Unit in its entirety.

Attorney General Schneiderman released the following statement:

“The State Supreme Court’s ruling marks a win for tenants across New York. My office was proud to successfully defend the State’s Rent Act of 2011, which has helped safeguard rent-regulated tenants and provided the Department of Housing and Community Renewal with additional tools to crack down on bad landlords. My office will continue to partner with DHCR’s Tenant Protection Unit and our colleagues in state and local government to prosecute those who harass or endanger tenants, while also working with the Legislature to further strengthen the laws against tenant harassment.”