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MCIs and illegal conversions and self certification

Posted by Deb on December 23, 1999 at 18:58:41:

After unsuccessfully filing a PAR with DHCR about multible major capital improvements,
our pleas and evidence renouncing the quality of work and the need for the repairs
were completely unheeded. We begged DHCR to inspect the building to see
the number of violations and inconsistancies in the owner's application for the
rent increase.

DHCR did not care. Our word meant nothing compared to the notarized affadavits
from the owner's architect and engineers. What are we supposed to do?
What reason in world does a tenant really have to gain by lying about major capital
improvements if they are to actually improve one's quality of life.

Is there any recourse? A statute of limitations? Or are we stuck with a permanent
rent increase of almost $30 per room?
Illegal conversion of the basement has taken place, apartments have been altered. Nothing
is true with the building's certificate of occupancy. Inspectors never seem to find anything wrong
with our building. They look the other way.

Help, Deb

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