slumlords How would proposed state rent control measures impact WNY? By Mike Desmond • Jun 7, 2019 With the New York State Legislature session winding down, lots of issues are still on the table and others are surfacing. That is particularly true of nine interlinked bills that would change the rental housing system across the state - a lot. Buffalo's new law hits slumlords in the wallet By Mike Desmond • Jan 28, 2019 Mike Desmond / WBFO News Buffalo has a new weapon against bad landlords and slumlords, a tool Albany has approved after years of efforts. Listen Listening... / 1:10 WBFO's Mike Desmond reports Proposed bills aim to hold slumlords accountable By Ashley Hirtzel • May 2, 2014 WBFO News file photo Two new pieces of legislation aim to protect homeowners and hold slumlords accountable for their blighted properties in western New York. Council seeking solution for shadowy slumlords By Mike Desmond • Jan 27, 2014 File photo Buffalo City Hall is looking for some help from Albany to deal with the persisting problem of slumlords.