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.

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Buffalo has a new weapon against bad landlords and slumlords, a tool Albany has approved after years of efforts.

Proposed bills aim to hold slumlords accountable

May 2, 2014
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Two new pieces of legislation aim to protect homeowners and hold slumlords accountable for their blighted properties in western New York.

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Buffalo City Hall is looking for some help from Albany to deal with the persisting problem of slumlords.