"Without a hint of remorse."
If you are a New York City apartment tenant, condo unit owner or co-op shareholder of substantial tenure, you flat-out know that housing rules, regulations and processes relevant to municipal dwellers can be dauntingly complex.
Reportedly, he couldn't be reached for comment.
Imagine being an employee at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development tasked with fielding customer complaints. Workers there were contacted by disgruntled consumers nearly 238,000 times last year -- just on heat-related concerns.
A recent media report notes that A&E Real Estate Holdings, reportedly the fifth-largest owner of apartment rental units in New York City, has been "touted as an important success story" by city administrators for the central role it plays in building and preserving affordable dwellings for metro residents.
Reportedly, "no one was picking up the phone" at any of the several New York City properties of a landlord who was prominently cited in a recent media report.
As a would-be renter in New York City, you would automatically know that having your name affixed to a so-called "tenant blacklist" can't be a good thing, right?
They want -- actually, they desperately need -- gas for cooking and related reasons at their East Village apartment complex.
On the one hand, he made sure to deposit the rental payments dutifully made by long-time tenants of one of his many residential properties in New York City. In fact, he continued cashing those checks even months after the renters -- a family of seven -- had vacated the premises.
A warranty of habitability is assuredly a good thing for any New York City tenant with a lease. In nutshell terms, it is a protective legal tool safeguarding renters against landlord's failure to maintain an apartment in a habitable condition.