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How to challenge your rent-stabilization status, dividing an apartment with pressurized walls, & more

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This week, readers were still glued to stories about how the new rent laws impact you, including how the reforms make it easy to challenge your status if you think your apartment has been deregulated illegally.

Also of interest was Brick Undergrounds updated guide dividing an apartment with temporary pressurized walls, and our post on how to break a lease in New York City.

Here, in full, are the week's top stories:

1) Landlords can't ask for 'last month's rent' plus security deposit, thanks to new rent laws

2) Good news: The new rent laws just made it easier to challenge your rent-stabilization status [sponsored]

3) From 1 room to 2: The insider's guide to temporary pressurized walls

4) How to break a lease in NYC

5) I'm renewing my lease, and the agent I worked with a year ago is asking for a 'renewal fee.' Is that legal?