From CBS New York:
A Long Island town is cracking down on illegal room rentals near the Stony Brook University campus.
The Town of Brookhaven has taken 68 landlords to court this year for allegedly illegally renting rooms to students in their single-family homes, WCBS 880′s Mike Xirinachs reported.
One homeowner reportedly rented rooms in his single-family home to 14 students, Xirinachs reported.
At least 30 other homes are under investigation.
Nearby residents have complained about loud parties and parking problems and said the issue is lowering property values.
“It hurts the resale value,” one resident said. “You see these poor people they had to sell the house, they’re losing money.”