This blog recently discussed the eviction process and the laws and rules landlords must follow to evict tenants, as well as the rights tenants have and what they can do in response to eviction proceedings. A recent case highlights the limits placed on landlords regarding the eviction process for the protection of renters and the security of their home and living situation.
A New York City landlord recently admitted to pushing tenants in rent-regulated apartments out of their homes. The landlord and his corporation recently pleaded guilty to three counts of unlawfully evicting rent stabilized tenants in a rent-regulated building. According to the state's Attorney General, the landlord turned off heat and used threats of demolition to drive the tenants from the rent-regulated building.