Village Voice: Courts Will Stop Selling Information that Landlords Use in 'Tenant Blacklists'

 

 

Working with a coalition of fellow elected officials and tenants' advocates, Liz announced a victory in the fight against tenant blacklisting this week.

The Village Voice reports:

Some good news today for those of you who pick fights with your landlords, or who are harassed by them for no good reason: New York courts are going to stop selling your names to companies that make it harder for you to secure your next apartment.

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Basic housing court records have typically been sold to tenant screening companies that create lists, which landlords and real estate management agents use to filter out tenants. Now, State Senator Liz Krueger announced today, that information -- maintained by hundreds of tenant screening companies across the country -- will no longer be sold electronically, which Krueger hopes would greatly curb discriminatory practices.

You can read the full article here.

 

Publication date: 
Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 00:00