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Notorious landlord facing eviction

Raphael Toledano finds himself on the other side of a landlord-tenant dispute this month. He has been accused many times of evicting his tenants from units that are rent-stabilized, and now he is facing eviction from a building he claims is rent-stabilized.

What are your rights as a tenant if you only have a verbal contract?

NYC residents know that there are many ways to rent an apartment or home. While most people have a written lease, this is not always the case. Sometimes landlords use more informal methods, such as a verbal agreement.

A better way to choose an apartment is here

Like many NYC renters, you probably have a lot to say about your landlord-and you probably wish you knew about problems with the building before you moved in. Complaining about this to your friends and family doesn't do much good, however. Fortunately, the new Rentlogic browser extension can help renters avoid troublesome landlords and buildings before they sign a lease.

3 tips for NY tenants facing harassment due to immigration status

Harassment from a landlord based on immigration status isn't just frustrating, it's illegal. New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has publically come out to criticize this practice, stating that it is "appalling."

When J-51 tax abatements expire, are you stuck paying higher rent?

According to the New York City Rent Guidelines Board, landlords may or may not be able to raise the rent in buildings with J-51 benefits. It depends on whether rent stabilization applied to the building before it received the J-51 benefits. If so, the benefits expiring do not change the rent regulation status.

Finding affordable apartments with the help of NYC Housing Connect

Renters looking for affordable housing in New York City know that it's a difficult task. People can spend years searching for an affordable place to live, especially if they confine their search to a particular neighborhood.