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Posted by KOMO on March 26, 2001 at 15:13:45:

In Reply to: ROOMMATES' RENT posted by sim0ne on March 26, 2001 at 14:15:07:

Hopefully this law will be enforced against the sleaze who rent-gouge their roomates. We don't need to subsidize two landlords. It's because of unethical behavior like this that it's so hard to live in this city. Because you have your name on a piece of paper it doesn't give you the right to live off of someone else! Losers want to make money off of you and live like they are the only ones in the apartment. These new regulations sound fair. Hopefully they're enforced.

: Was this post ever answered? I am also curious and concerned about the new code. What is the formula for calculating the roomate's rent and what is the roommate's recourse if this "formula" is not followed?

: Thanks.

: Posted by MikeW on December 27, 2000 at 11:34:12:

: One of the changes present in the new DHRC code is that a tenant in a stabilized apartment can no longer charge a roommate whatever the market will bear. There is a formula for calculating the roommate's rent based on regulated rent of the apartment.

: Has anyone figured out the enforcement provisions of this yet. I found the piece of the code that give the calculation, but I didn't see anything about any cures provided if the tenant overcharges. Does the roommate have to file with the DHRC or sue in housing court? Does the LL have any participation here (ie. could this be used as grounds for an eviction)?

: This is brand new, and one seems to have noticed. But given the popularity apartment sharing in NYC, this provision going to have a HUGE impact.

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