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Compensatory And Punitive Damages For Housing Discrimination

Compensatory and punitive damages are an effective and highly publicized means of enforcing federal housing laws. Victims of housing discrimination can seek compensatory, as well as punitive damages. Compensatory damages consist of special and general damages. Special damages include actual out-of-pocket expenses or losses, including actual expenses such as moving and storage expenses and the…

NY Tenant's Rright To Subletting And Assignment

Landlords of residential dwellings of four or more units, other than public housing or cooperative apartment buildings, cannot unreasonably withhold their consent to assignment or subleasing of the apartment by the tenant. However, the tenant must obtain the written consent of the landlord before subleasing or assigning. An “assignment” of the lease transfers the entire…