The inexorable Law of Unintended Consequences is at work in an unexpected controversy caused by some sloppy wording by the legislature when it passed the Housing Security and Tenant Protection Act of 2019. HSTPA added a new section 702 to the Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law, the statute that establishes procedures for Housing Court. […]
One of the biggest questions about the vast new bundle of tenant rights created by the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 is its applicability to pending cases. David just achieved a victory for his client by convincing the court to dismiss a pending “owner’s use” case based on the new law. In […]
In Costanzo v Joseph Rosen Foundation Inc, 2019 NY Slip Op 08928 (1st Dep’t 2019). David successfully defended his lower court win in the Appellate Division. This case re-affirms the rent-stabilized status of lofts removed from the Loft Law but re-rented residentially in buildings with six or more units. As a result of this win, […]
For the ninth consecutive year, Super Lawyers has selected David as one of the top real estate attorneys in New York City.
Whenever the legislature amends the rent laws one of the first questions is: do the changes apply to pending cases or are those cases decided under the old laws? As to the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019, the courts have started to weigh in and the answer is the new law applies […]