BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a consent decree May 18 with Jeremy Dunn, a landlord who controls a number of properties on Winspear Avenue and Northrup Place in University Heights, a residential neighborhood in Buffalo.
According to Schneiderman’s office, Dunn’s properties are notorious for hosting massive parties. He leases to young people – often five or more tenants – and many of these tenants host large house parties that are attended by hundreds of people, it is alleged.
These parties lead to destroyed property and drunken brawls, Schneiderman claims. Residents of the neighborhood have been forced to decide whether it is worth to remain living in the neighborhood, Schneiderman claims.
As per the settlement agreement, Dunn will need to better screen his tenants and place extensive limits on the parties at his properties, among other things, Schneiderman says.
“For years, University Heights residents have had to sacrifice their quality of life, simply because they lived near one of Jeremy Dunn's properties. Dunn's reckless management not only harmed the other homeowners in the neighborhood--it was a disservice to the students who lived there too,” Schneiderman said. “Everyone deserves to live in a safe neighborhood. The consent decree we secured will help ensure that University Heights residents finally get the peace and safety they deserve.”
Handling the case for New York was James M. Morrissey of the Buffalo Regional Office, which is led by Michael Russo. The Division of Regional Office is led by Marty Mack, the executive deputy attorney general for regional affairs.