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The Real Deal this month reported on eight lawsuits commenced by KMWB Partner Joseph Goldsmith against HPD by landlords who argue that a city program improperly forces them to prove their tenants were not harassed, or to set aside apartments for low-income residents,...

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DHCR proposes changes to “First Rent” principle

On August 31, 2022, the DHCR proposed changes to various sections of the Rent Stabilization Code.  While we will have a summary of those changes for you in the coming days, we thought it worthwhile to tell you immediately about the proposed additions to the Code that...

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KMWB Partner Joseph Goldsmith Quoted in RSA Reporter

In this month's RSA Reporter is a discussion under noteworthy decisions about the appeal KMWB Partner Joseph Goldsmith won before the NYS Court of Appeals in Aurora Associates v. Locatelli, 2022 NY Slip Op 00958 (2022). In  Locatelli the NYS Court of Appeals, the...

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State Lawmakers Propose “Good Cause” Eviction Bill

With the eviction moratorium expiring this month, lawmakers are pushing a “Good Cause” Bill, which would limit the ability of landlords to control rental rates for their properties. Bloomberg shared some details of the bill, including a quote from Kucker Marino...

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SCOTUS Halts Self-Certified Hardship Declarations

On Thursday, August 12, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) put a halt on a key piece of New York’s eviction moratorium under the COVID Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act (CEEFPA). Until now, CEEFPA, currently set to expire on August...

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