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More rent-law fallout: Landlords back off “absentee” tenants

10 monthes ago   |   By The Real Deal New York

Cases brought against rent-stabilized tenants who allegedly live elsewhere have become a thing of the past. The reason is the new rent law, according to its proponents and critics alike. Rent-stabilized apartments are required to be a primary residence. But enforcement is largely left to landlords, who can go to court to evict a tenant not living in a unit full-time. Landlords' reward was a 20 percent rent increase and the chance to make renovations
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