City Council passes bill targeting landlords who illegally subdivide homes

A new bill aimed at curbing illegal home conversions and subdivisions passed City Council this week with unanimous support. Under Intro 1218, proposed by City Council member Vincent Gentile, landlords who convert property into illegal apartments will be fined $15,000 for every unit above the property’s certificate of occupancy, Brklyner reported. If the fine goes unpaid, it could result in a lien sale on the property, according to the website. The bill also beefs up […] Read More >>