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Landlord Tenant Law Litigation

Four Class Actions Allege Rent Overcharge Chicanery

On Oct. 29, 2020, a Manhattan real-estate firm filed four separate class-action lawsuits highlighting three different maneuvers landlords used to evade the requirements of a tax-abatement program.

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On Oct. 29, 2020, Newman Ferrara LLP, a Manhattan real-estate firm, filed four separate class-action lawsuits — on behalf of tenants living at 180 Franklin Avenue, 670 Pacific Street, 1209 Dekalb Avenue, and 3052 Brighton First Street, in Brooklyn, New York — highlighting three different maneuvers landlords used to evade the requirements of a tax-abatement program, commonly known as “421-a,”and the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act (HSTPA).

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