Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Great Rent WarsNew York, 1917-1929$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Robert M. Fogelson

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780300191721

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300191721.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use (for details see http://www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 November 2017

Epilogue

Epilogue

Chapter:
(p.415) Epilogue
Source:
The Great Rent Wars
Author(s):

Robert M. Fogelson

Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300191721.003.0018

The Epilogue describes the aftermath of the expiration of the emergency rent laws. It focuses on the bill proposed by Alderman Charles H. McGillick, a Democrat from Harlem, to impose rent control in New York after June 1, 1929. The bill provided that if a landlord sued a tenant for nonpayment of rent, the rent would be deemed unreasonable if it was higher than it was a year earlier. The bill also required the landlord to file a bill of particulars. If it showed he was earning 8 percent or more, the judge was authorized to dismiss the case. Although some lawyers had doubts about the bill’s constitutionality, its supporters contended that it was “well within the home-rule powers of the city”. No sooner had McGillick introduced his bill than the Greater New York Taxpayers Association informed the Board of Aldermen that it would challenge the bill in court.

Keywords:   New York City, tenants, landlords, housing law, emergency rent laws, Alderman Charles H. McGillick

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.