City's 'worst landlord' sued by tenants over Bronx horror house

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  1. Chinatown

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    So, one tenant has been griping and complaining for 42 years.
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    Here's a couple of those and there's more in Ohio and California.
    The Super (1991) - IMDb
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103007
    Oct 04, 1991 · Louie is a New York slum landlord who is given 120 days to repair one of his apartment blocks. The problem for Louie is that he must live in the rundown block until the repairs are complete. Louie's father is the real boss, and he has no intention of paying for the repairs. This leaves Louie to live in the squalor his tenants endure all year round.

    Slumlord ordered to live in his own building - CSMonitor.com
    https://www.csmonitor.com/.../Slumlord-ordered-to-live-in-his-own-building
    Jan 09, 2013 · Slumlord ordered to live in his own building. Nicholas Dionisopoulos was forced to live in one of his own dilapidated rental houses for six months, fined $100,000, and also had to turn over all rent payments from tenants for repairs on his properties.
     
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  4. Gdog66223

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    You can buy a house and have a mortgage cheaper than it will cost to rent in "most" places..
     
  5. The Gels

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    From what I can see, these folks are all on rent controlled prices, so he is trying to drive them out by making it super crappy. He then wants to renovate the building and rent out the units for a lot more.
     
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  6. bzinger

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    Its the bronx not park Ave lol.
    Building looks like something they should have burned in the 70s when they torched everything else .
     
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    I used to work for the department of housing and preservation in NY and yes some of them pay 50 a month. They hold back rent and go to court, the judge orders repairs, then the tenant won't let maintenance in to fix the problem so back rent is forgiven.
    One apt in little Italy when the aunt died her niece moved in and paid rent for a year, the city could not evict her because they accepted the checks for a year. By the way the niece was an NYPD detective.
    Many landlords just don't pay property taxes so the city takes over the building. It costs more in heat than you can collect in rent because of rent control.
    I left the city 20 years ago.
     
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  8. JC1971

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    You can't charge enough rent to pay for repairs and upkeep due to rent control. Liberalism at it's best.
     
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