NYC's 'worst landlord' pays up, another limit on lease-break fees, & more

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
November 24, 2021 - 10:30AM

City Council passes a bill that limits the fees landlords can collect from tenants who break a lease, a measure already included in the rent reforms of 2019 (The Real Deal) 

Tenants and landlords call on Governor Kathy Hochul to reopen rent relief applications to prevent an eviction crisis (The City)

The city's "worst landlord" agrees to pay $235,000 in civil penalties for building violations and tenant harassment (The Real Deal) 

Fannie May reports the U.S. housing market will return to normal in 2023—but prices will stay high (Business Insider) 

How a designer upgrades her Brooklyn rental apartment on a budget (Architectural Digest)

NYC is the second least affordable city for singles based on the median rent for studios, according to a RentHop survey (press release)





Austin Havens-Bowen

Austin Havens-Bowen


Austin Havens-Bowen is a writer and reporter. He previously covered 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. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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