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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

April 5, 2021

Rent Regulation from NY to NZ

By David Reiss

I was interviewed by Indira Stewart on the TVNZ Breakfast show, the biggest morning news show in New Zealand, about New York City’s system of rent regulation (I serve as the Chair of the NYC Rent Guidelines Board).  You can … Continue reading

February 19, 2019

Luxury Rental Turned Into College Dorm

By David Reiss

Realtor.com quoted me in ‘Help! My Luxury Rental Was Turned Into a College Dorm’. It opens, Finally! After years of scraping by in cramped apartments in sketchy neighborhoods, you’ve made it—into a luxury rental with a doorman, concierge service, gym, bike room, … Continue reading

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April 17, 2018

Big Eviction Data

By David Reiss

The Eviction Lab, run by Princeton University Professor Matthew Desmond (of Evicted fame) has recently released its Methodology Report and related resources. The introduction to the report opens, In recent years, renters’ housing costs have far outpaced their incomes, driving a nationwide affordability … Continue reading

April 16, 2018

Cities With the Worst Rent

By David Reiss

Realtor.com quoted me in Cities With the Worst Rent: Is This How Much You’re Coughing Up? It opens, Sure, rents are too dang high just about everywhere, but people living in Los Angeles really have a right to complain: New analysis by Forbes has found … Continue reading

March 1, 2018

The Housing Market Since the Great Recession

By David Reiss

CoreLogic has posted a special report on Evaluating the Housing Market Since the Great Recession. It opens, From December 2007 to June 2009, the U.S. economy lost over 8.7 million jobs. In the months after the recession began, the unemployment rate peaked … Continue reading

January 17, 2018

How to Rent out A Condo

By David Reiss

Realtor.com quoted me in How to Rent out a Condo: Watch out! It’s Not the Same as a Home. It opens, How to rent out a condo: This may seem like a simple question, but if you own a condominium, you probably … Continue reading

January 16, 2018

Using Your Security Deposit for Rent

By David Reiss

Realtor.com quoted me in Can You Use Your Security Deposit as Last Month’s Rent? Find the Answer Here. It opens, Can you use your security deposit as last month’s rent? This question is common among tenants vacating their apartments, and for very good reason: … Continue reading