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Re: rent stabilization

Posted by Lauren Wacht on May 28, 1996 at 23:22:52:

In Reply to: Re: rent stabilization posted by on May 18, 1996 at 15:03:19:

: : : Could you check on the status of 10 West 74th street? Thanks-

: : The DHCR list is by building (not by apartment) and it's also a few years old.
: : It's also not a final determination - just an indication -- since the list
: : only lists those buildings voluntarily registered by owners. And, as we
: : all know, some owners ignore the law knowing that DHCR won't do anything.
: : This particular building is listed as rent stabilized with some units
: : still being rent controlled.

: Can you explain in layman's terms this stuff about high income/high rent apartments as to what the rules actually mean? For example, if the federal income tax paid was paid on an income of under 250,000 but the rent on a previously vacated apartment was set at 2025.00 on October 1, 1993, does that mean that we are not are not able to claim rent stabilization? Also, the actual rent was 1600.00 for the apartment, 200.00 for the downstairs storage/studio space and the extra 425.00 was the deposit spread out over five months. However, our lease does not delineate these costs, but lumps them all together as one rent. Then, when the five months were up, the landlord asked my husband if he could put the lease in his name. No reason was given, but we went along with it. Does this now mean that since the "rent" stated on the lease was over 2000.00 on Oct1,1993, that this is no longer a rent stabi;ized apartment according to the 1993 amendment? If this is the case, I feel that we were intentionally screwed by our landpord as we moved to New York on October 1. 1993 and were not aware of this new provision. Thus by structuring the lease in such a way, am I right to feel that we may have been wronged?

Our DHCR report listed our apartment as rent controlled as of 1984 with a rent registered at 424.80. 1985 and 86 reg. was not rrequired as it was still rent controlled. 1987's rent lists for 1850.00 stipulating vacancy/lease. 1988's is 894.14 stipulating fairmarket, 1989's is 974.61, lease/rnl. 1990's is 974.61, lease/rnl, 10\991's 1042.83 lease/rnl, 1992 vacant & MCI of 13.39 per room(3 room), 1993's 1600,vac/lease (which is incorrect, the lease reads for 2025 for 1993), Landlord says to put lease in husbands name,1994's listed as 1600,vac/lease(apt. was never vacated by us at any time & the correct rent was 1600 + 200 for studio area for a total of 1800)--Does this not sound like we are being taken advantage of? How do we go about finding out the true rent for this particular apartment? Who knows where to get the correct formula for calculating all this mess? In June, they say our rent will be 1954.00--Do these numbers make any sense?

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