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Residents Accuse Brooklyn Landlord Of Trying To Force Them Out Of Apartments

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A Brooklyn landlord is under investigation for allegedly trying to force longtime residents out of their apartments.

The Tenant Protection Unit says Yeshaya Wasserman owns and manages eight properties in Flatbush and Crown Heights.

Residents in the area say Wasserman accuses tenants of not paying rent after holding their checks and fails to provide basic amenities.

They say he's also been doubling and tripling rent in a rent-controlled building.

The tenants say they've been pushing for an investigation.

"These people now try to get their act together, because right now, we sick and tired of what is going on with these people and them," said one person.

"We had to call the city 100 times before we got anything done," said another person. "We had to call the city every single day. Our ceiling in our bathroom, I mean, it looked like any day, it was about to collapse."

"I think in any circumstance, when any particular individual has the point where they have to turn to a government agency for help, there's an element of desperation," said Richard White, deputy commissioner of the Tenant Protection Unit.

NY1 visited the management office, but an unidentified worker declined to comment.

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