Tenant Rights

Wolf Haldenstein has extensive experience representing New York tenants in complex class actions and individual cases involving violations of the Rent Stabilization Law and is recognized as a leader in tenant rights litigation concerning rent regulation and related rent overcharge matters.

Among its most noteworthy accomplishments, the Firm achieved a landmark $173 million settlement in a class action establishing rent stabilization rights for more than 27,500 current and former tenants of New York City’s iconic Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village housing complexes.  The settlement secured the tenants $68.75 million in damages, re-regulated the apartments at issue, and set preferential rents for the units that will save tenants significant monies in the future.  The settlement also enabled tenants to retain an estimated $105 million in rent savings.  This settlement was the largest tenant settlement in United States history.

Wolf Haldenstein’s experience with this successful case has granted us a thorough comprehension of rent regulation and overcharge issues and a robust familiarity with applicable local ordinances and state laws.  Our track record in this area has given us the necessary insight to deploy the most effective strategies to protect tenants in similar situations, and this knowledge makes us an exceptionally strong and effectual legal advocate for tenants facing economic harm due to rent and lease irregularities.

Wolf Haldenstein’s Tenant Rights practice is fully supported by the Firm’s Social Justice and Business Practice groups, bringing together our knowledge and experience in complex class actions, jury trials, investigations, and unfair and deceptive practices to protect tenants and hold landlords and property owners accountable for misconduct.

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