Posted by TenantNet on December 05, 1997 at 20:41:31:
In Reply to: Re: Rent Stabilization Status posted by nova on November 29, 1997 at 15:44:19:
: : Heard the landlord is avoiding renewing leases for rent stablized tenants.
It's happening with increasing frequency as there's no real penalty anymore.
I just came from http://tenant.net/DHCR/dhcraddr/rent.html to see if I my
apartment was still listed as rent stabilized.
If you previously had a RS lease, it would be hard for him to avoid renewal.
Even though building is co-op ONLY rent control apartments are listed.
My lease will expire 2/98. Why isn't my rent stabilized apartments listed,
and what does this mean when it comes time to get a new lease?
No apartments are listed there -- only buildings.
The database there is from 1994 and only reports what the Landlords willingly
report to DHCR (who in turn does not check). The list is not a legal
If, as you say, you were a tenant in place during conversion, then
there should be no question that you are RS. If he doesn't offer a
renewal lease ON THE SAME TERMS and AT THE LEGAL RENT, then don't
pay any increase until he does offer you a legal renewal.
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