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Tuesday, 31st August 2010

New: Local Online Databases: New York City: NYCís Worst Landlords Watch List

Access the Website/Searchable Database (List)

The Public Advocate has launched a campaign to identify, track, and hold accountable New York Cityís most irresponsible landlords.

Too many of our cityís tenants find themselves living in deteriorating and unsafe apartments. Landlords are required by law to fix violations to the housing code, but in some cases, an irresponsible property owner will allow problems to persist for years before attending to them. In order to raise public awareness and encourage landlords to more quickly address widespread safety problems in their buildings, the Public Advocate has launched the NYCís Worst Landlords Watch List.

Using both a searchable database and Google Maps, the Watch List allows users to view a current or potential landlordís outstanding housing code violations identified by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). Through this website and campaign, our goal is to facilitate an efficient and timely response to landlord misconduct.

Search Criteria Includes:

Number of Infractions
Address or Keyword

Access the Website/Searchable Database (List)

Source: Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate for the City of New York

See Also: "The Question Every New York Tenant Wants Answered... Answered!" (via NY Observer)

See Also: "New website aims to shine light on city's worst slumlords" (via NY Daily News)


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