Federal Court Permits Landlord's Constitutional Challenge to "Airbnb Law" to Go Forward

LVT Number: #29727

Landlord sued the city, claiming that New York Multiple Dwelling Law Section 121, enacted on Oct. 21, 2016, as well as NYC Admin. Code 27-287.1, referred to as the "Airbnb Law," were unconstitutionally vague, facially and as applied to landlord, in violation of the First Amendment and the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The law prohibits advertising the use of class A multiple dwellings for nonpermanent residence purposes.

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Helms Realty Corp. v. City of New York, Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement: Index No. 17 Civ. 4662, NYLJ No. 1533911325 (SDNY; 8/8/18; Hellerstein, DJ)