This week, readers visited Brick Underground to read about a judge's ruling on broker fees for brokers who are hired by landlords. The judge said that renters can be asked to pay those fees, however, with so many vacant apartments on the market, you'll find about a third of landlords continuing to cover those fees as a concession—at least for now.
Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies.
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