Google Search

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

Re: how many roomates in an old rent controlled apt?

Posted by EGH on November 17, 2000 at 17:49:49:

In Reply to: how many roomates in an old rent controlled apt? posted by Mini on November 17, 2000 at 16:09:32:

To be a rent controlled tenant your family generally has
to have lived in the apartment since before July 1, 1971.
Unless the lease dates from before that date, you are
probably rent stabilized, and not rent controlled.

The roommate law applies to both rent controlled and rent
stabilized tenants. It's pretty global, referring to
"any lease or rental agreement for residential premises."

I've never heard of any particular privileges accruing to
a tenant based simply on the age of his lease, beyond the
distinction between rent stabilized and rent controlled

: If a rent-controlled tenant has a lease that is over 25 years old then can he legally have more than one roomate - ie the overcrowding laws of NY would dictate how many people can live inthe apartment and not just the roomate law? I think this may be true if the lease is old enough.

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