New York State
Division of Housing and Community Renewal
Office of Rent Administration
Gertz Plaza, 92-31 Union Hall St.
Jamaica, New York 11433
Public Information: (718)739-6400

Mario M. Cuomo, Governor
Donald M. Halperin, Commissioner
Joseph A. D'Agosta, Deputy Commissioner for Rent Administration

New York City Rent Stabilization Code
New York City Rent and Eviction Regulations


FOURTH ANNUAL UPDATE (AIR CONDITIONERS OF SECTION B OF SUPPLEMENT
NO. 1 TO OPERATIONAL BULLETIN 84-4 (AUGUST 30, 1989)

B.   PERMISSIBLE CHARGES FOR THE INSTALLATION OF AN AIR
CONDITIONER FOR BOTH RENT CONTROLLED AND RENT STABILIZED HOUSING
ACCOMMODATIONS IN NEW YORK CITY.


This Annual Update is issued pursuant to Section 2527.11(b) of
the Rent Stabilization Code, and Section 2202.4 of the New York
City Rent and Eviction Regulations.

An owner may charge a tenant the following amounts for the
initial installation of an air conditioner between October 1,
1989 and September 30, 1990:

(1)  $205.80* per annum per air conditioner ($17.15 per month),
     where the tenant installs his or her own air conditioner,
     and "free" electricity is included in the rent. This initial
     charge is subject to adjustment on October 1, 1990 and each
     subsequent October 1st thereafter. It will be adjusted
     either upward or downward depending upon whether the "Price
     Index of Operating Costs for Rent Stabilized Apartment
     Houses in New York City," prepared for the New York City
     Rent Guidelines Board by ABT Associates, Inc., (or such
     other research company as the Rent Guidelines Board may
     choose), shows an increase or decrease in the cost of
     electricity for electrical inclusion buildings.

(2)  $205.80 per annum per air conditioner ($17.15 per month)
     plus one-fortieth (1/40th) of the cost of the new air
     conditioner, where "free" electricity is included in the
     rent and the owner, with the tenant's written consent,
     installs a new air conditioner.

(3)  $5.00 per month per air conditioner, where the tenant
     installs his or her own air conditioner, which protrudes
     beyond the window line and pays for his or her own
     electricity.

These charges will apply to both Rent Controlled and Rent
Stabilized housing accommodations in New York City for air
conditioners installed on and after October 1, 1989, regardless
of any prior, differing charges and procedures. Moreover, except
as to the rent increase for the new air conditioner (Item (2)
above), none of these charges shall be part of the base rent for
the purpose of computing any guidelines or other increases under
the Rent Stabilization Law or Code or the New York City Rent
Control Law or Regulations.

For air conditioners in electrical inclusion buildings, installed
between October 1, 1985 and September 30, 1989, the allowable
charge per annum is hereby further reduced to $205.80 per air
conditioner ($17.15 per month), effective October 1, 1989. For
air conditioners initially installed prior to October 1, 1985,
the permissible charge is dependent upon the lawful practice then
in effect.

Elliot G. Sander
Deputy Commissioner for Rent Administration

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*    The 1988 charge (estimated average operating cost) per air
     conditioner of $195.26 per annum ($16.27 per month)
     increased to reflect a 5.40% increase in the price of
     electricity for electrical inclusion buildings. See "1989
     Price Index of Operating Cost for Rent Stabilized Apartment
     Housing in News York City," ABT Associates, Inc., Page 59,
     May, 1989.

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For more information or assistance. call the DHCR Rent Infoline
at (718) 739-6400, or visit your Borough Rent Office.

Queens Central Office
92-31 Union Hall St. 4th Fl.
Jamaica, NY 11433
(718) 739-6400

Bronx
One Fordham Plaza
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 563-5678

Brooklyn
250 Schermerhorn St.
3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-9246

Lower Manhattan
156 William Street
9th Floor
NY, NY 10038
(212) 240-6011, 6012
South side of 110th St. and below

Upper Manhattan
163 W. 125th St.
5th Floor
NY, NY 10027
(212) 961-8930
North side of 110th St. and above

Staten Island
350 St. Mark's Place
Room 105
Staten island, NY 10301
(718) 816-0277

Nassau County District Rent Office
50 Clinton Street, 6th Floor
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 481-9494

Westchester County District Rent Office
55 Church Street, 3rd Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 948-4434

Rockland County District Rent Office
94-96 North Main St.
Spring Valley, NY 10977
(914) 425-6575

Albany Regional Office
119 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
(518) 432-0596

Buffalo Regional Office
Ellicot Square Building
295 Main St., Room 438
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 856-1382
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