Google Search

TenantNet Forum Archives 1996-2002
Posting and Replies are disabled in all Archives
TenantNet Forum | TenantNet Forum Archives Index

Capital Improvement Surcharge

Posted by Sal on May 27, 1999 at 15:19:35:

I moved into an apartment Feb.1
I thought to myself, "Nice windows.. they look pretty new."
In March, the apartment owner filed with the town to assess a surcharge to cover the cost of the new windows (obviously put in just before I moved in), it was approved, and here I am with an increase in my monthly bill (rent plus surcharge) less than 6 months into my lease.

Now, I'm sure it wasn't a spontaneous decision on the part of the apartment owners to apply for this surcharge in March, and that they knew that this was an option that they intended to excersize.

If they knew they were going to do this before I moved in, didn't they have an obligation to inform me that there would probably be an increase in my monthly housing costs (can't call it a rent increase)when I signed the lease?

Do I have any recourse?

Information from anybody with any experience with this would be much appreciated before I go batting my head against this wall. Please mail response to



Follow Ups:

Note: Posting is disabled in all archives
Post a Followup

Name    : 
E-Mail  : 
Subject : 
Comments: Optional Link URL: Link Title: Optional Image URL:


TenantNet Home | TenantNet Forum | New York Tenant Information | Contact Us
DHCR Information | DHCR Decisions | Housing Court Decisions | New York Rent Laws |

Subscribe to our Mailing List!
Your Email      Full Name