1st NYC Tenant Harassment, Then Commercial Rent Control?

Law360, New York (October 19, 2015, 11:06 AM EDT) -- Advising clients who own or manage residential or commercial office space in New York City is becoming increasingly more difficult. Issues that continue to thwart landlords are everything from leases involving tenants who may have diplomatic immunity (see, e.g., 767 Third Avenue Associates v. Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zaire to the United Nations, 988 F2d 295 (2nd Circuit 1993) to the currently pending proposed legislation regarding harassment of nonresidential tenants. Specifically, I reference proposed Int. No. 851-A which will amend Section 1, Title 22 of the Administrative Code of the city of New York by adding a new Chapter 9 relating to "Nonresidential Tenant Harassment." The purpose of this article is to give a brief overview of this pending legislation....

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