New York cabbie uses obscure legal loophole to secure a FREE Manhattan apartment

New York cabbie uses obscure legal loophole to secure a FREE Manhattan apartment

New York City’s rent laws a obscure beyond belief, and finding a rent controlled apartment can be like finding Bigfoot. This guy not only found one, but he found one rent free FOR LIFE!

New York cabbie uses obscure legal loophole to secure a FREE Manhattan apartment

Oltimdje Ouattara, a TLC-licensed driver, discovered an obscure legal loophole that enabled him to score a free room at the Chelsea Highline Hotel, an illegal hostel at 184 11th Ave in Manhattan.

Unbelievably, his rent is $0 a month – and he can stay in the apartment for as long as he likes.

Ouattara achieved the incredible deal via New York’s Single Room Occupancy law and the Rent Stabilization Code, which aim to stop low-income tenants in single rooms from facing big rent hikes.

Read more about how he was able to do this, and what laws and sub-laws he managed to work around. Not bad for a cab driver!

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