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

By Jennifer White Karp  |
July 19, 2019 - 3:00PM

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?


Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

Jennifer steers Brick Underground’s editorial coverage of New York City residential real estate and writes articles on market trends and strategies for buyers, sellers, and renters. Jennifer’s 15-year career in New York City real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC.

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