BRI News

BRI Starts Lawsuit Challenging The New York Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act (HSTPA)
Published On March 16, 2020

On Jun. 14, 2019, New York adopted an amendment to The Emergency Tenant Protection Act (ETPA), entitled The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act (HSTPA).The consequences of the HSTPA were Read More…

“Good Cause” Is Bad Law. Examining the Proposal For Universal Rent Control Throughout N.Y. State
Published On March 16, 2020

Many legislators in the State Senate and Assembly have proposed adding to the limitations imposed on Emergency Tenant Protection Act (ETPA) landlords by bringing virtually every other landlord in the Read More…

New York’s “SHIELD ACT” – A Reminder of The Importance of Having Cyber/Data-Breach Liability Insurance
Published On March 16, 2020

The “SHIELD” Act  compliance requires any business maintaining “…computerized data which includes private information of a resident of New York shall develop, implement and maintain reasonable safeguards to protect the Read More…

First Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Seminar of 2020 Scheduled for Jan. 22nd
Published On January 7, 2020

Please keep in mind that N.Y. State Law requires that these Training Sessions must be taken by Employees on an annual basis. Accordingly, attendance at a 2019 session does not fulfill Read More…

Building and Realty Institute (BRI) Lawsuit Challenges N.Y. State’s Housing Stability & Tenant Protection Act (HSTPA)
Published On December 16, 2019

WHITE PLAINS – The Building and Realty Institute (BRI) of Westchester and Putnam Counties, Inc. announces the filing of a lawsuit against New York State’s recently-enacted Housing Stability and Tenant Read More…

BRI Member Survey
Published On November 18, 2019

The BRI would like to hear what you have to say about our organization. We respectfully request that you print, fill out and email the survey to either: Info@buildersinstitute.org or Read More…

Happy Holidays from the BRI
Published On November 1, 2019

The BRI Staff would like to thank all of our  members for your support in 2019.    

NY State Rent Law Revisions Slams Landlords
Published On September 16, 2019

The following is an analysis of the main provisions of the HSTPA  by attorneys with Finger and Finger, A Professional Corporation. Finger and Finger, is Chief Counsel to The Builders Read More…

Builder Confidence “Holds Firm” According to NAHB Report
Published On September 16, 2019

Current Market Conditions Component rose two points from the previous quarter to 55 according to a recent NAHB report. ❖ Major Additions and Alterations increased four points to 53; ❖ Read More…

The Westchester County Rent Guidelines Board Approves Increases of 1.75% & 2.75%
Published On September 16, 2019

The Westchester County Rent Guidelines Board recently decided on guideline increases for renewal leases affected by The Emergency Tenant Protection Act (ETPA). Owners and Managers of ETPA properties are mandated Read More…