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Re: All Increases For Improvements Are Permanent

Posted by New York Tenant on March 19, 2001 at 08:05:55:

In Reply to: uhm maybe I misunderstood.... posted by will on March 19, 2001 at 00:34:25:

All rent increases for improvements are permanent. They become part of the rent, and are are subject to the Rent Guidelines Board renewal increases and to vacancy increases -- whichever is applicable.

This applies to improvements within individual apartments (for which the monthly increase is 1/40 of the cost of the improvements) and to buildingwide improvements (Major Capital Improvements [MCIs], for which the monthly increase is 1/84 of the cost of the improvements).

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: This wasn't an MCI increase it was the 1/40th rule used for new fridges, stoves, bathtubs, blind...and the answer is the landlord can only charge for those once...the 1/40th cost gets added permenantly to the basis rent FOREVER. The landlord can charge for the same equipment twice....I think you meant to say the 1/40th increase are permanent...NO?


: Will

: : Not only can the landlord continue to charge you for the equipment, he can add the 4% or 6% renewal increase to it.

: : And if a new tenant rented the apartment when it became vacant, the landlord could add the vacancy increase (a minimum of 18% or 20%) to it.

: : :
: : : Hello fellow renters! My question is fairly simple once you know the answer. I am currently up to renew my lease.In my original two year lease I was charged 1/40th of the amount of money spend on new equipment for the apartment. Given that the apartment was vacant when the new items were installed, the land lord reserves the right to charge for them. So I agreed with that charge. Finally, my question is can the landlord charge for the same new equipment on a renewal lease, given that the equipment is no longer new? Any help will be great! FYI- I live in a 6 story "renters only" apartment building in flatbust- Brooklyn, NY.


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