Monday, December 22, 2008

Liening on slumlords

The landlords of 113 crumbling Brooklyn buildings have refused to make repairs, which has forced the city to spend more than $4 million on the fixes.

The 113 dwellings made the city's list of the 200 worst apartment buildings across New York - and they are still in bad shape, said officials and the unlucky tenants.

HPD spokesman Seth Donlin said landlords will have to reimburse the city for the work.

He conceded it takes time to collect the money, but insisted the city usually gets back 90 cents for every dollar spent on emergency repairs because HPD places a lien on those properties.

Brooklyn landlords refuse to repair buildings


Anonymous said...

Why not 100%?

Anonymous said...

How much do you want to bet they landlords will pay someone off?

Anonymous said...

As long as the buildings are filled with tweeded what is your problem?

Anonymous said...

HPD is aiding and abetting slumlords to run decent housing stock into the ground so they, the slumlords can become wealthy.
The majority of slumlords in NYC are IMMIGRANTS, foriegn born people who come here to take advantage of and to destroy NYC. They are doing it tenant by tenant, block by block. the invasion has been completed, go to Queens Housing court.

In other countries, foriegnors can not own real property. Why not do this here?

HPD is allowing this practice. go to court, see the HPD attorneys DO NOTHING to get repairs and heat and hot water and/or stop harrassment from slumlords.

they do not give the fines to landlords that they should. very rarely will the city sieze a building. if all the fines were paid by landlords, the city would be in good financial shape.