Some residents in North Brooklyn are claiming that the local government is helping landlords evict certain residents so that new tenants can take over.
Green Point News reports that Mobilization Against Displacement (MAD), a group of people from the area, protested on July 25, claiming that government housing authorities are helping property owners remove low-income residents so that they can charge higher rents. The source said that there were many signs at the protests with messages included "Jail Criminal Landlords" and "Stop Illegal Demolitions."
The demonstration took place at one of these controversial locations, 193 Bedford Avenue. The owner of the property is accused of beginning to demolish the building while people were still living inside. Prior to the demolition, an inspection took place by government representatives and as a result authorities ordered all tenants out of the residence.
While landlords no doubt want to get as much as possible for a property, they must act within the law. Having thorough property lease documents in place is one of the most important aspects of this.