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SRO Increases? NOT if less than 70% are occupied by permanent, rent-stabilized tenants

Posted by TM on July 14, 2000 at 08:23:04:

I have lived in an SRO on the Upper Westside since 1985 and have seen the relative percentage of permanent rent-stabilized change dramatically.
From data culled from RSA rent roll mailings submitted by the owner's attorney in a Rent Overcharge case, it appears that LESS THAN 70% of units were occupied by permanent rent-stabilized starting in 1990.
YET, THE LANDLORD HAS COLLECTED THE RENT ADJUSTMENTS when increases were aloowed for SRO Hotels, when the adjustment should have been 0%, even as late as last year 1999.
What action should a tenant take?
Recently, a judge in Housing Court told me he didn't care about the justification to collect "the adjustment" and to take of the matter with DHCR!
Is there a better way to deal with this? ...and aren't there civil penalties that can be imposed on the landlord for every unit that has been "overcharged"?
Replies and advice are welcome

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