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Rent Increases

Posted by Rent Stabilized Apartment Rent Increases on January 26, 2002 at 12:33:49:

Hi,

I live in a rent stabilized apartment in NYC and I just received my request from the DHCR for my apartment registration info. When reading the info, I see that the person living in my apartment right before me was paying $900 and when I moved in, the rent jumped to $1700. I thought under rent stabilization, apartment rents are not supposed to jump that high. I understand that if there are capital improvements on the apartment, the rent can increase, but can it really increase that much? By $800 on a rent stabilized apartment?

Additionally, there is no reason given on the rent registration papers (Under "reason for change") why the rent has jumped so much from the previous tenenat but I do see that the landlord gave reasons previous to that ("Vac/Lease", "Leas/RNL") for other increases in the rent for that apartment (dating back to 1982).

If anyone has any info or insight, that would be most appreciated.

Thanks!
Sandra

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