Owner Groups Prepare to Fight Rent Laws in Federal Court

Two owner groups, the Rent Stabilization Association and the Community Housing Improvement Program, are expected to file a lawsuit soon challenging the new rent law signed in June by Gov. Cuomo. The lawsuit is likely to be argued on the basis that the new rent law violate owners’ constitutional right against the “unlawful taking of property.”

The legal team is expected to be led by Andrew Pincus, an appellate specialist who has filed numerous challenges to government regulations and argued 29 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.