Wednesday, July 12, 2017


As reported in Newsday, a federal court dismissed an action against the Town of Huntington filed by a coalition of landlords.  The plaintiff's objected to a rental permit law adopted by the town requiring non-owner-occupied landlords to obtain a permit for the rental property every two years. The permit certifies that the home has been examined by an independent state-certified inspector, a Town of Huntington public-safety inspector or a licensed engineer. According to the town's website:

"Rental permits are not required when:
  • The owner lives on the premises
  • The owner's immediate family lives on the premises
  • There is a homeowner's association on site
  • There is a property management office on site" 
The objections were primarily based on constitutional grounds and a full copy of the decision can be viewed at

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