Fines for illegal additions, rent board convenes, & more

By Jennifer White Karp | May 7, 2021 - 10:30AM 

The Rent Guidelines Board is now considering potential rent increases of zero to 2 percent on one-year, rent-stabilized leases and 1 to 3 percent on two-year leases. A final vote is June 23rd (abc7)

Two landlords in Brooklyn and Queens were hit with major fines for illegal additions including seven SRO-units (The Real Deal)

Governor Andrew Cuomo made calls to business leaders encouraging them to lobby against the SALT cap (CNBC)

A landlord group filed suit seeking an injunction against the newly expanded state eviction ban (The Real Deal)

The City Council expanded the right to counsel in housing court for low-income tenants citywide (CityLand)

How to design high-functioning multi-purpose rooms (Elle Décor)

Jennifer White Karp

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Jennifer White Karp 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 NYC real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from the New School.

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