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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

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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February 19, 2019 in Renting | Permalink | 1 Comment

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

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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

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April 16, 2018 in Renting | Permalink | No Comments

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

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January 17, 2018 in Renting | Permalink | No Comments

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

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January 16, 2018 in Renting | Permalink | No Comments

December 14, 2017

State of America’s Rental Housing

By David Reiss

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University has released America’s Rental Housing 2017. I was a bit surprised that the report spent so little time addressing the types of restrictive zoning that depress the supply of new rental … Continue reading

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December 14, 2017 in Renting | Permalink | No Comments

October 25, 2017

Renters and Natural Disasters

By David Reiss

Avvo quoted me in What Do Renters Need To Know in A Natural Disaster? It opens, From hurricanes in the East to wildfires in the West, the past few months have seen an on-going slew of natural disasters in the United … Continue reading

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October 25, 2017 in Renting | Permalink | No Comments