New York AG is cracking down on real estate crimes

  • Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a plan to create a strong team to face tenant harrassment and housing enforcement initiatives in the state of New York.
  • The new Real Estate Enforcement Unit in the Criminal Division of the Attorney General's Office will work to investigate real estate-related crimes.
  • The team will also help to address affordable housing issues, abandoned properties and illegal abuse by landlords.

New Yorkers know all too well about deceptive practices in real estate. Overpriced rent, under-managed properties and tenant harassment are all familiar to residents of the state, but a new task force is aiming to combat these issues.