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RentSpecs Lunchtime Talk with Benjamin Sacks

Start/End Monday, April 08, 2013 12:10 PM EDT -- 01:10 PM EDT
Location Name JG 304

Join LSSE and Columbia Tenants’ Rights Project in JG 304 on Monday, April 8th for a discussion with Benjamin Sacks, founder of RentSpecs.

RentSpecs is a startup that uses public records and user comments to score every rental property in NYC so renters can see a building’s history of housing violations and other bad and illegal conditions. By aggregating this information RentSpecs allows the public and potential renters to assess landlords' compliance with the law, and in effect, how it might be to live in a home they own. RentSpecs rates landlords and their rental properties based on how many housing violations they have, making government more efficient and making law enforcement more impactful. Contact: Anne Fox, acf2141@columbia.edu