The Real Deal: Bill would fine commercial landlords for tenant harassment

By Tess Hoffman

July 22, 2015

From left: Mark Levine and Robert Cornegy

A bill being set forth in the City Council on Thursday would subject commercial landlords to fines for tenant harassment — a punishment that is currently reserved for residential building owners. The legislation, sponsored by Council members Robert Cornegy and Mark Levine, would ban landlords from using threats and turning off utilities in order to intimidate tenants out of their leases, according to the New York Daily News.

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