New York City’s 100 Worst Landlords

By | October 14, 2016
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Source: NYC Public Advocate

For a prospective renter of an apartment in NYC, knowing the quality of the landlord is one more metric to consider when making a decision about where to live!

But the question is, how do they do that? Here’s some help!

NYC Government Oversight

The Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPB) will, among other mandates, ‘respond to resident complaints and referrals to identify and remediate problems with the quality or safety of buildings.’

Similarly the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) ‘regulates the lawful use of over one million buildings and construction sites across the five boroughs.’

In a September article titled, ‘Rentlogic, A Ratings Site To Critique Residential Landlords In NYC, Hits A Roadblock!‘, the firm designed to provide letter grades to landlords so that potential renters would be aware of any issues BEFORE signing a lease was highlighted.

Not surprisingly the concept received a good deal of pushback from landlords who were not necessarily fans of the transparency that Rentlogic provides.

Enter The NYC Public Advocate And Its List Of NYC’s And Its  List Of ‘The 100 Worst Landlords in New York City’

Number of Buildings 8
Number of Units 575
Number of HPD Violations 2032
Number of DOB Violations 50
Number of Buildings 25
Number of Units 187
Number of HPD Violations 1193
Number of DOB Violations 15
Number of Buildings 8
Number of Units 237
Number of HPD Violations 1077
Number of DOB Violations 64
Number of Buildings 11
Number of Units 280
Number of HPD Violations 1036
Number of DOB Violations 23
Number of Buildings 4
Number of Units 257
Number of HPD Violations 992
Number of DOB Violations 28
To read about numbers 6-100, visit the NYC Public Advocates website here.

Michael Haltman is President of Hallmark Abstract Service in New York and a Director of Heroes To Heroes Foundation.

He can be reached at or at 516.741.4723.

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