A real estate attorney who was a free agent for months last year says he has not received any payments from the city of New York.
According to the city’s website, attorneys may register to represent tenants and landlords through a separate agency.
But the attorney says he was unaware that the city had paid him until he checked the website and learned he was not paying rent for a separate property.
In an email to Bloomberg, the lawyer, who did not want to be identified for fear of retribution, says he had a contract with the city to represent him and that the contract was not renewed.
He says he received a check in February from the City of New Yorker, but has not been reimbursed for any of the money he was owed.
He also says he does not think the city should have paid him a check for his services because the property was his.
The lawyer says the city has not yet refunded any money he received.
In an interview with Bloomberg, he says he hopes the city will “stop paying me, and start paying me my fair share.”