Rent Stabilization Archives

Is no-harassment certificate a powerful new tool for NYC renters?

The imagery spotlighting an entrenched reality of the New York City housing universe is both stark and vivid. A recent article in a national publication references "predatory developers encircling [tenants'] neighborhoods." It couples that language by noting a new tool serving as a "preemptive strike" that besieged renters can employ to combat landlords' vulture-like conduct that threatens housing affordability and security.

Take precautions if you have a loud dog in an apartment

All dogs bark, but some are particularly yappy. While you may be used to it, your neighbors probably are not. You may think it's fun to have "conversations" with your dog, but other tenants may not see it that way. If they complain to the landlord, you could be in trouble.

One million NYC renters to see their rent increase

On April 25, the NYC Rent Guidelines Board voted to raise the rent on certain rent stabilized lofts, apartments and hotel units. If your lease will be renewed between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018, you will likely receive a rent increase.

When J-51 tax abatements expire, are you stuck paying higher rent?

According to the New York City Rent Guidelines Board, landlords may or may not be able to raise the rent in buildings with J-51 benefits. It depends on whether rent stabilization applied to the building before it received the J-51 benefits. If so, the benefits expiring do not change the rent regulation status.

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