Table 6

Reasons Unavailable Vacant Units are Not Available
for Sale or Rent, 1993 and 1996



Reason Unavailable 1993 Number 1993 Percent 1996 Number 1996 Percent Change, 1993- 1996
Total 111,510 100.0% 110,090 100.0% -1.3%(b)
Dilapidated 5,136 4.7 6,356 6.0 +23.8(b)
Rented, Not yet Occupied 9,788 8.9 6,807 6.4 -30.5
Sold, Not yet Occupied 4,401 4.0 3,850 3.6 (a)
Undergoing Renovation 11,427 10.4 16,988 15.9 +48.7
Awaiting Renovation 11,167 10.1 14,112 13.2 +26.4
Held for Occasional, Seasonal or Recreational Use 39,603 35.9 32,929 30.8 -16.9
Used/Converted to Non-Residential Use (a) 1.1(b) 2,151(b) 2.0 (a)
In Legal Dispute 7,915 7.2 8,180 7.7 (a)
Awaiting Conversion/Being Converted to Coop/Condo (a) (a) (a) (a) (a)
Held Pending Sale of Building 2,534(b) 2.3 (a) 1.8(b) (a)
Owner's Personal Problems (age, illness, etc.) 4,211 3.8 8,054 7.5 +91.3
Held for Planned Demolition (a) (a) (a) (a) (a)
Held for Other Reasons 12,246 11.1 4,795 4.5 -60.8
Reason not reported (a) - 3,342 - -

Source:U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1993 and 1996 New York City Housing and Vacancy Surveys.

Notes:

(a) Too few units to report.


(b) Since the number of units included is small, interpret with caution.