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State Senate passes bill to force landlords to make speedier repairs

A new bill passed by the New York state Senate will force landlords to make court ordered repairs within 60 days.

News 12 Staff

Feb 20, 2020, 3:25 AM

Updated 1,609 days ago

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A new bill passed by the New York state Senate will force landlords to make court ordered repairs within 60 days.
Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has spent more than a decade trying to get the bill passed in the state Senate. The measure was first introduced years back after Dinowitz says a boy died in an apartment fire when the landlord neglected to make court mandated repairs.
He says this new bill will prevent another tragedy of this kind.
Corine Ombongo Golden, a housing advocate and Bronx tenant, fought to get her bathroom fixed for months.
It was recently fixed. But after a lengthy battle in Housing Court, she says no tenant should have to wait for months to get repairs that are mandated by the court.
Dinowitz says the bill is a step in the right direction to hold neglectful landlords accountable and that he is confident that the governor will pass the bill into law. 
 
 


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