The semi-annual NYC’s Worst Landlords Watchlist (Summer Edition!) was released this morning. The interactive report is prepared by the office of Public Advocate Bill De Blasio and posted on Craigslist to make the process of apartment seeking on a free public listings forum even more anxiety riddled. The Worst Landlords Watchlist features 330 landlords who own a total of 360 buildings. Let’s get right to the one Harlem company that floated to the top, shall we?
It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out one should steer clear of chart topper 307 153rd St HDFC in Harlem, who managed to acrue 17 violations per unit.
This is De Blasio’s fourth semi-annual list of the city’s worst landlord offenders, and the list found a home on its own site LandlordWatchlist.com in 2010. The Public Advocate says that his goal in publishing the list is to shame landlords into improving building conditions for tenants (we’ll see if that works). Source.
Have a landlord or two that didn’t make the list in Harlem you think should be included?