Council Member Chi Ossé says New Yorkers ‘can’t afford’ broker fees at contentious FARE Act hearing

Hundreds of New Yorkers descended upon City Hall on Wednesday in to voice their opinions on Brooklyn Council Member Chi Ossé’s bill to shift the onus of costly broker fees off of tenants and on to landlords. 

Intro. 360, also known as FARE Act —Fairness in Apartment Rental Expenses — would require whoever hires the broker to pay the fees. More often than not, it’s the landlord who has hired the broker, but the renter who must absorb the sometimes-exorbitant fees.