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'For what I pay, I should be living in a palace'

Class-action lawsuit says Manhattan landlord has inflated rents in regulated apartments higher than legally allowed

At Ms Garcia’s apartment, the wood parquet floor was old, the bathroom’s tiles looked old, and the bathtub had not been sealed.

New York

RANDY Garcia thought she might be paying too much for her rent-regulated apartment in Washington Heights in Manhattan: about US$1,800 a month. It was more than she could afford with her job handling medical records.

Eventually she asked the...

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