The New York Legislature has enacted a series of statutory remedies intended to afford tenants protection when a landlord fails to provide adequate services. The Legislature has been faced, however, with the problem of finding a proper balance between the property rights of the landlord and the human rights of the tenant. As a result, each of these remedies has severe shortcomings which render its operation difficult and at times virtually impossible.
TENANT REMEDIES FOR A DENIAL OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES AND FOR HARASSMENT -THE NEW YORK APPROACH,
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