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contact DHCR for rent history...

Posted by Will on June 29, 1999 at 22:52:31:

In Reply to: Overcharged rent??? posted by C. Dove on June 29, 1999 at 19:10:50:

You'll need proof of residency (copy of your lease and/or mail)....Your lease really should have on it or on the DHCR rider (did they give you that? they have to) the previous rent, the vacancy % increase, and the cost of all renovations divided by 40....

In my case the rent went from $469 to $825 in Jackson Heights. I had a 30% vacancy increase because the prior tenant had lived there a while...the rest was due to improvements to the kitchen(new stove,refridge,and floor) ,bathroom(glazed tub, new floor and walls) new blinds. All of which I think were well done but of course overpriced to inflate the rent. This is typical of whats being done in building in the Jackson Heights/LIC area. As the old folks move out or pass on the landlords renovate and get huge increases. Its still a heck of a lot cheaper than Manhattan and the apartments are larger and practically new.
Was your apartment renovated at all?


: I moved into a rent-stabalized one-bedroom in LIC a few months ago. The rent is $850. When I moved in, the super introduced himself and casually asked how much I was paying. When I told him, he almost gagged, slapped his forehead, and said that that was outrageous.

: Is there anyway I could find out what the last tenant was paying w/o contacting the property manager or landlord?

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