Joseph P. Addabbo Jr's posts related to Housing

Senator Addabbo Secures Tenants’ Right to Access Local Courts for Housing Complaints Against Landlords

Queens, NY, June 4, 2010 -- Renters who are cheated out of their security deposits will have an easier time taking the landlord to small claims court, says Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach).

 Because of legislation (S4781A) passed by the Senate Democratic Majority, tenants can go to court where their apartment is located, rather than where the landlord’s business is registered. A judge, in a recent ruling (Solomon v. Correll), had urged the state legislature to address this problem. The bill is awaiting final action in the NYS Assembly.

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STATEMENT BY SENATOR ADDABBO ON PASSAGE OF RENT REGULATIONS

Queens, NY, June 28, 2011 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), released the following statement on the passage of Rent Regulations last week before the end of legislative session: 

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ADDABBO: AFTER IRENE, ACT NOW TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY

Senator Outlines Steps to File Insurance Claims on Damages Suffered During Hurricane Irene

 

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ADDABBO VOTES TO PASS LEGISLATION TO CRACK DOWN ON SLUMLORDS AND ILLEGAL HOUSING

Queens, NY June 4, 2012 -- In order to crack down on illegal housing arrangements that can lead to overcrowding, serious safety issues, and burdens on municipal resources, New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) recently voted to support legislation (S.4285B) that would permit on-site inspections of suspicious advertised housing opportunities.  

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