Posted by Chelsea on October 13, 2000 at 18:58:03:
In Reply to: registered apartment posted by lfresh on October 13, 2000 at 00:50:19:
The apartment is almost certainly rent-controlled, so the tenant cannot be evicted without cause (such as non-primary residence, i.e., the tenant is not living there). The building owner should be registering the building and each stabilized apartment each year with the Division of Housing and Community Renewal, so it would be a good idea for the current tenant to request a rent history for the apartment and the building. If the tenant chooses to leave, the apartment would become subject to rent stabilization, though the landlord could probably increase the rent substantially, whoever rents it. The landlord is under no obligation to rent to a neighbor, but might be willing to do so because rents for both apartments would rise.
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