Saturday, October 29, 2016

New law: Those who place ads for illegal "AirBnB"-type rentals will be fined

From Michael McKee of Tenants PAC:  

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill sponsored
by Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal and others to
 crack down on scofflaw "sharing" companies like 
Airbnb that are exacerbating our affordable housing 
crisis. It is now Chapter 396 of the Laws of 2016. 
People who advertise to rent apartments for less 
than 30 days will now be subject to stiff fines. 
This is a terrific victory and is a credit to all the 
activists and groups working on this issue. Thanks 
to Linda Rosenthal and State Senator Andrew 
Lanza of Staten Island, as well as all the other 
legislators who co-sponsored the bill. And thanks 
to Governor Cuomo for doing the right thing on this one.