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City’s Watchlist Puts Brooklyn Landlords and Buildings on Notice (NY)
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
- BK Reader
City’s Watchlist Puts Brooklyn Landlords and Buildings on Notice
"Yesterday, Public Advocate Letitia James released the ‘2017 Worst Landlords Watchlist,’ an annual database of the worst landlords in New York City. The list, designed to hold landlords accountable and to empower tenants and advocates, includes monthly updates of open violations to highlight a building’s status at 12 points throughout the year.
“No New Yorker should be subjected to live in a hazardous home, yet bad landlords in our city are forcing too many tenants to live in dangerous and indecent conditions,” said James. “The Worst Landlords Watchlist is a powerful tool to put these unscrupulous landlords on notice and gives tenants the tools to hold them accountable.”
The watchlist highlights the top 100 worst landlords in New York City and the top 10 worst buildings in each borough. Each landlord’s and building’s score is based on 12 different data points collected over a 12 month period, from October 2016 to October 2017, in order to better reflect the conditions at a particular building throughout the year. The status of the buildings is updated every month to reflect real-time changes in open violations..."