Posted by Ace on May 10, 2001 at 16:32:41:
Recently, New York City news reported that LL's wanted a 9 percent increase for 1 year and 13 percent for two year lease renewals on rent stabilized apartments. Apparently, this was a scare tactic to put up the 3% for 1 year and 5% for two years that Guiliani and the Rent Stabilization Board eventually came up with instead so that way, the LL's get an increase, regardless.
Yesterday there was a meeting that some tenants were not allowed to enter. It was a public meeting, which meant that media was also supposed to be allowed and they too, were banned.
On June 20, the voting will be cast regarding the increase -- there WILL be one, and most likely the 3 to 5 percent deal. Do you want any increase at all, considering the LL's have refused to open their books for this past year (2000) to ask for an increase this year? Although LL's are using the excuse about oil/fuel increases, the fact remains that when oil prices weren't high two years ago NYC tenants were still hit with an increase of 4% for one year, 6% for two, the highest increases it's ever been.
Please let your presence and voice be known and heard. Write the RGB and show up for the voting. Let the RGB know they're supposed to be working for the tenant's interest, NOT the LL's!
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