Rent Regulation

Conditional Rentals Can Lead to Default Rent Formula

, New York Law Journal


In their Rent Regulation column, Warren A. Estis and Jeffrey Turkel discuss how some landlords have been known to insert clauses into leases where the incoming tenant represents that they will not be a primary resident of the apartment. This is usually part of a scam to "deregulate" an apartment that was otherwise subject to rent stabilization. They explain that such clauses are illegal and discuss how these clauses have resulted in adverse consequences to both individual landlords and the real estate industry as a whole.

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