Harlem Landlord Should Face J-51 Class Claims, Tenants Say

Law360, New York (April 26, 2012, 8:44 PM EDT) -- Tenants of a Manhattan residential complex told a New York state court Thursday that the state's rent stabilization law doesn't block their class allegations against their landlord over the lucrative J-51 tax breaks that came to prominence in the landmark Stuyvesant Town decision.

The tenants allege that the landlord of their six 16-story buildings in New York's Harlem neighborhood cashed in on J-51 tax breaks — for developers who provide lower rents to the tenants — even as the landlord tried to jack up rents to...
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