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Posted by Fred Lappert on August 18, 2000 at 21:13:52:

In Reply to: 31 YEARS IN A RENT CONTROL APT.....IS CURRENT RENT TOO HIGH? posted by AUSTIN on August 18, 2000 at 18:59:11:

You need to provide more information. Look at the biennial MBR notices to get the ceiling. The collectible rent (MCR) goes up 7.5% very year until it bumps into the MBR. And then there's the fuel charge, which can vary. There is no requirement for RC units to be registered after the initial 1984 registration. And I suppose its entirely possible to have a large increase over 31 years. Do the math.

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: I am reposting this question with additional clarification.

: My mother has been living in a Brooklyn rent controlled apartment since 1969. There are 70 units in the building and it is a pre-war building. At present she pays a rent which represents a 500% increase of that paid in 1969. Between 1969 and 1984 the rent increased $100.00 whereas between 1984 to the present the rent has increased $500+ dollars. She has been retired for the past four years and is concerned, as the rent has consistently increased every year for many years prior to and after her retirement. Recently she went to the department of housing and the apartment was listed as rent controlled as of 1984 but there is no status giving thereafter.

: Giving the 31 years in the apartment, is the current increase standard? (taken into account fuel costs, building improvement, etc.). If rent control laws have changed should this have affected the status on the apartment. If not, what direction can be taken to further investigate this matter?

: Thanks, for any information you can provide

: Austin

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