Statement By Real Estate Board of New York President John H. Banks on the creation of the Mayor's Office to Protect Tenants

“REBNY supports Mayor de Blasio’s call to increase targeted enforcement on unlawful landlords. As the Regional Plan Association (RPA) recently reported, less than two percent of landlords are likely responsible for a disproportionate amount of tenant harassment. Enhanced coordination among City agencies will better protect tenants and prevent additional bureaucracy that negatively impacts the vast majority of property owners who comply with the law.”

– John H. Banks, President, The Real Estate Board of New York