Office of Public Advocate Williams releases the 2022 Worst Landlord Watchlist

The public advocate’s website says the list is meant to enable “tenants, public officials, advocates, and other concerned individuals to identify which residential property owners consistently flout City laws intended to protect the rights and safety of tenants.”

News 12 Staff

Dec 20, 2022, 10:26 PM

Updated 541 days ago

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The Office of Public Advocate Jumaane Williams released the 2022 Worst Landlord Watchlist to reveal the 100 most negligent landlords in New York City. 
The public advocate’s website says the list is meant to enable “tenants, public officials, advocates, and other concerned individuals to identify which residential property owners consistently flout City laws intended to protect the rights and safety of tenants.”
The landlord ranked second-worst on the list is Brian Ritter, who own several properties across the city, including one at 80 Clarkson Ave. in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. 
Tenants of the building told News 12 that Ritter is not easy to reach. They also say their living conditions are unsanitary and many appliances inside the apartments don't work properly, such as stoves and sinks. 
The third landlord on the list is David Tennenbaum, who owns multiple buildings in the Bronx. The list says he has an average of 1,916 violations. 
The first landlord on the list is Jonathan Santana, with a reported average of 2,980 violations.


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