TenantNet posted in the TenantNet Conference Area
Dated : May 24, 1998 at 19:46:33
Subject: Re: Bed and Breakfast
: I live in an upper west side brownstone with 8 apartments.
: The landlord lives in one apartment. One of the owner's sisters
: lives in another. There are four long time rent stabilized tenants
: in four units. The other two are used as bed and breakfasts.
: The landlord advertises and has people coming and going. In one month,
: I counted nearly 20 different people - these were the ones I saw (I work
: during the day and am very active in several organizations) - staying in
: the bed and breakfast across the hall from me. Currently, the landlord is
: harassing two tenants and trying to get them to leave. His plan appears
: to be to convert our apartments to bed and breakfasts also.
I think they need various permits to run a hotel... health, fire, special
taxes, etc. Do the research on the net or contact the public advocate office
to see the requirements. You could probably get the B&B closed down. The units
would still be stabilized. Get a "guest" in there for 30 days and have them demand
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