An $8 million Crowman Tenant Harassment Settlement fund has been established for those who lived as tenants in Steven Croman’s New York rent-controlled residences. This Harassment Settlement fund is the result of a lawsuit by the New York Attorney’s General Office.
They have made an allegation that Steve Croman, Anthony Falconite, and Croman Real Estate have harassed and defrauded their tenants. Not only they have defrauded, but they have also violated various rent laws of New York.
Moreover, under the restitution fund terms, tenants who have their name on a lease in Steve Croman’s rent apartment between July 20, 2011, and Dec 20, 2017, are eligible to submit a claim from the $8 million funds. However, tenants must not have accepted the payout to be eligible for the claim.
According to local news, tenants were harassed by Croman. They say that their gas was cut off for months and they were also made to live in the unsafe conditions.
There was also an incident, where the entire building went into evacuation by the official over fire due to some safety concerns.
Now, Steve Croman and other defendants will make four payments that will include $8 million into the entire settlement fund. Moreover, the terms of the restitution have also required Croman’s properties.
The Tenants who are eligible for this harassment settlement will be sent a notice to submit a claim by November’4, 2018.
Are You Eligible?
You need to meet two requirements to meet the eligibility for this settlement-
- You were a tenant who has his name on a lease rent in the Steve Croman apartments. Or you also lived in the apartment between July 1, 2011 and December 20, 2017.
- You did not receive a buyout of $20,000. A buyout is a payment that Steve Croman gave to the agents to tenants in exchange of agreement that said they would give up their lease.
Moreover, tenants must have a name on the lease to be eligible.
It varies on the number of valid claims submitted.
Proof Of Purchase
In this Harassment Settlement, the proof of purchase includes a complete claim form and release along with the various supporting documents.
The People of the State of New York v. Steven Croman, et al., Case No. 450545/2016, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York
Claim Form Deadline
Croman Tenant Restitution Fund
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91349
Seattle, WA 98111