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LES Landlord Removed Elderly Tenants’ Toilets as Harassment Tactic: Cuomo

(DNAINFO)  Allegra Hobbs | November 4, 2016 — Governor Cuomo and Attorney General Schneiderman have announced a lawsuit against Marla Properties.

Following an investigation into the practices of property management company Marolda Properties, Inc., Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman have filed a lawsuit against the company claiming it attempted to harass elderly rent-stabilized tenants out of their homes in Chinatown and the Lower East Side.

Representatives for Marolda removed toilets from the apartments of elderly tenants at 13-15 Essex St. in August of this year and never replaced them, forcing the tenants — one of whom is disabled — to climb three flights of stairs to reach a restroom, according to Cuomo’s office.

Source: LES Landlord Removed Elderly Tenants’ Toilets as Harassment Tactic: Cuomo – Lower East Side – DNAinfo New York