property, leasehold, unconscionability, shocks the conscience, caveat lessee, caveat lessor


This comment explores unconscionability in terms of leases for real property. In an attempt to protect tenants from overreaching landlords, leasehold unconscionability has slowly become a major tool in the arsenal for tenant protection. Forming and creating statutes that define what may shock the conscience is essential in expanding that protection. This comment looks to section 1.303 of the Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act and as well as New York Real Property law section 235-c to reveal the change from caveat lessee to caveat lessor.

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