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Tag Archives: Landlord and tenant

A Burning Issue: Smoking Bans in Private Apartments?

By Hillary Pember The late 1990s saw a surge of nationwide smoking restrictions put into effect. State by state, legislation banning smoking in various settings was proposed and passed into law. With varying amounts of resistance and controversy, workplaces, shops, theaters, restaurants and bars in a growing number of cities—including New York City—all went smoke-free. More  Full Article…

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Q & A:A Big Jump in the Rent, The New York Times

Q. I signed a two-year lease for an unregulated apartment in Brooklyn in 2010. The management company recently sent a lease renewal, and has increased the rent by 12.5 percent. This seems an excessively high increase, and I cannot believe this represents true market rate. Is there anything I can do if the management company  Full Article…

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