Proposed bill could fine bad landlords for not making needed repairs

The bill still needs to go through some

The bill still needs to go through some hearings in front of the City Council before it can pass. (May 14, 2014 4:29 PM)

A city councilman is proposing to hand out fines to landlords that don't keep their buildings in good condition.

Ritchie Torres (D – The Bronx) is proposing the bill with the help of Antonio Reynoso (D – Queens/Brooklyn).

Currently, when officers from the city's Housing Preservation and Development respond to a complaint from a tenant, the landlord is given only a notice of violation....

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