Posted by Anna on June 09, 2000 at 22:16:16:
In Reply to: Allowable air conditioner charges posted by Tami on June 09, 2000 at 15:56:45:
: I'm posting this query on behalf of a friend who lives in a rent-controlled apartment in my building (Manhattan). He would like to install one air conditioner in his bedroom, and he wants to know the following: 1. Is there an installation standard that he can meet that will preclude the landlord from charging him for the unit? 2. If the landlord can charge him for the unit, is there a maximum amount? 3. Will charges be incorporated into his base rent? 4. If he only uses the unit during the summer and then removes it, can the landlord still charge him during the months that the unit is not installed?
: Thank you very much for your assistance.
All of those questions are answered in the DHCR Fact Sheet on A/C.
If he has a written lease, he should look for a clause forbidding the use of A/C; it might be in the 'house rules'.
You can also use the search feature on this board for 'A/C' or for 'air conditioner': see what's been said about the subject recently.
General info for you and your neighbor: ALL NY State Tenants: http://tenant.net/nyc.html
DHCR FactSheet A/C: http://www.tenant.net/DHCR_info/Fact_Sheets/fact27.txt
read this one too, says 'revised 9/97': http://www.dhcr.state.ny.us/ora/pubs/html/orafac27.htm
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