Quinn: Landlords must fix the system
In today’s State of the City, Speaker of the City Council Chris Quinn proposed changing New York City’s housing code to reflect underlying conditions in building condition.Click here to read more in Crain's.
Daniel Massey writes: The amendment to the city’s housing maintenance code would enable tenants and the city to bring actions in housing court against landlords to compel them to correct conditions such as leaky roofs, shoddy boilers and faulty wiring. “Instead of just fixing water damage, landlords will have to repair the hole in the roof that’s causing it,” Ms. Quinn said. “Slumlords will have to spend real money and fix the real problem or we’ll haul them into housing court.”
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