Posted by S. Strauss on June 06, 1997 at 11:41:54:
In the battle of rent laws, there's virtually not distinction
made in how changes would affect a rent STABILIZED and a rent
It was my understanding that, for many years, laws govering rent
CONTROLLED apartments have been set and administered by
New York CITY, not by State.
Sometimes news reports will make the distinction between the
two types of apartments, since, for example, people in STABILIZED
units worry about lease RENEWAL. Many tenants in rent CONTROLLED
apartments, however, have no lease. Still, the implicit questions
go unanswered: Just how might changes in rent laws uniquely affect
these two different types of dwellings?
But more often than not, the word "control" in the media ("eliminate
rent CONTROLS") seems to be used collectively to include both the rent
STABILIZED and CONTROLLED apartment.
The suggestion here is that the anti-rent protection faction,
if it has its way in sweeping change, will have effectively usurped
New York CITY law regarding rent CONTROL. This effective elimination of
the city's legal power in this area has far-reaching implications regarding
its ability to promulgate and sustain its city laws. "Home rule" will
most certainly suffer.
At any rate, anyone have further insight into this particular issue
of rent laws vis-a-vis rent STABILIZED and CONTROLLED apartments?
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