Tenant Law Podcast

Welcome to the Tenant Law Podcast, where we talk about new, interesting, and/or important legal cases affecting New York City tenants. Listen on Apple, Spotify, Youtube. There are also a bunch of great blog posts on this page of tenant questions and Tenant Learning Platform instructor’s answers.

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Short-Term Renting (Like Airbnb) in New York City After Local Law 18; Which NYC Tenants Can Still Do Short-Term Renting Legally and How?

In Episode 16 we discuss Airbnb, and all kinds of Short-Term Renting in the wake of the controversial New York City Local Law 18, which recently went into effect. Listen on Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon Music, Castbox, and all over the place! Today’s pod will be longer than our typical 10 minutes because this is a

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Can excessive noise from a neighboring apartment legally justify a tenant withholding rent in New York City? And can a tenant run a daycare in their NYC apartment?

In Episode 15 we discuss whether excessive noise from a neighboring apartment violates the warranty of habitability and justifies a tenant withholding rent in New York City. The episode also explores the legality of operating a Group Family Daycare in a New York City apartment. Listen on Spotify, Apple, or Google. Ask us your questions

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If you leave your apartment for a long time, can your landlord change the locks?

In Episode 14, we see a tenant who drove a U-Haul up to his apartment, removed most of his possessions, and drove away for eight months. When he came back, the landlord had changed the locks. Would the court restore this tenant to possession? And why? Listen on Spotify, Apple, or Google. Link to Today’s

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You might be Rent Stabilized and/or overcharged if your landlord changed the size of your apartment before you moved in!

In Episode 13 we discuss the often abused and hard-to-discover practice of landlords charging first (market rate) rents for “newly created” Rent Stabilized apartments. Free market tenants as well as Rent Stabilized tenants should pay careful attention to this episode. Your free market apartment might be Rent Stabilized and you might be entitled to an

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