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.

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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.