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Tenant Screening Bill would limit the Tenant Blacklist

Postby TenantNet » Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:43 am

The NYC Council is about to announce a bill that would require tenant screening bureaus to be licensed by the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs.

The law would also require TSB's to include far more information in their reports than the very bare bones reports they now produce, including the nature of the housing court case, any defenses asserted by the tenant, any rent abatement awarded, the actual outcome of the case, and so on.

Victims of the Tenant Blacklist will soon be needed for the press push on the bill.

If you have been the victim of the Tenant Blacklist, if you have been denied an apartment because of information on your case in Housing Court being obtained by the Tenant Screening Bureaus, please let us know if you are willing to speak on the record. Please email us at tenant - at - tenant.net, describe your experience and the impact of the blacklist on your life, and if you are willing to go on record. It might involve testifying at City Council, or speaking to the press.
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Re: Tenant Screening Bill would limit the Tenant Blacklist

Postby TenantNet » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:28 am

Sponsors of the Tenant Screening Bureau Licensing Bill will need several victims of the Tenant Blacklist willing to speak to the press and/or appear at a city council hearing in support of the Tenant Screening Bureau Licensing Bill; The most ideal blacklisting victim would be any of the following who was denied an apartment because of a tenant screening report that included a Housing Court case where,

1. Tenant sued in housing court after withholding rent because of bad conditions who got a substantial rent abatement;

2. Tenant sued for rent they didn't owe; i.e., suit for the City's Section 8 share or the SCRIE tax abated portion or the rent was actually paid;

3. Tenant sued by mistake;

4. Tenant sued in an owners use case or any other type of "no fault" claim, i.e., a demolition case;

5. Tenant sued who won their case on the merits;

If you have been a victim of the Blacklist, and are willing to talk to the media and/or appear at the hearing, please send us your contact info (name, email address and phone number) and a brief one or two sentence synopsis of your situation. Thank you. Please email your information to tenant - at - tenant.net.
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