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Re: One more question re: rooms/boarders

Posted by Sue on August 30, 2001 at 21:56:57:

In Reply to: One more question re: SROs.. posted by Cory on August 30, 2001 at 00:07:56:

: Okay, so SRO "rooms" in "rooming houses" can be stabilized as well as apartments. Now, is it any different for rooms which are rented out *inside apartments with a common area* but not with their own separate entrance and with no kitchen and only communal bathroom access. Would these rooms not be considered SROs? I have a feeling they are not. Otherwise i would not keep seeing ads in such places as lootusa and NY daily news for "furnished rooms" which are ~500 or so in Manhattan.
: Thanks everyone.

9 NYCRR 2520.11

2520.11 Applicability

This Code shall apply to all or any class or classes of
housing accommodations made subject to regulation
pursuant to the RSL or any other provision of law,
except the following housing accommodations for so
long as they maintain the status indicated below:

(i) nonhousekeeping, furnished housing
accommodations, located within a single dwelling unit
not used as a rooming or boarding house, but only if:

(1) no more than two tenants for whom rent is
paid (husband and wife being considered one
tenant for this purpose), who are not members
of the owner's immediate family, live in such
dwelling unit; and

(2) the remaining portion of such dwelling unit
is occupied by the owner or his or her
immediate family; provided that this exemption
shall not apply where the tenancy commenced
prior to July 1, 1971;

There it is: some rooms in private apartments and houses should be stabilized.

To answer your question 'are these rooms SRO's?': look in both the MDL and the HMC, for 'single room occupancy'
, see MDL article 7, section 248.

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