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Re: How do you know if your building is rent stabilized?

Posted by Dawn on January 23, 2001 at 12:45:03:

In Reply to: How do you know if your building is rent stabilized? posted by Rosie on January 23, 2001 at 11:12:53:

Are you rent controlled as opposed to rent stabilized? How long have you lived in the building? Rent stabilized is 6 units and above, not less.

If you are not rent controlled or rent stabilized, you may be month to month and the LL is to give you notice 30 days beforehand of the impending increase. And if you so choose, you have to give thirty days advance notice to LL to alert LL of your leaving.

Have you called Department of Housing/Community Renewal? Did they tell you the building was unregistered? I'm unsure who you contacted. They have a website which explains (under rent administration section what is rent control and what is rent stabilized and what the factors in place have to be for each).

The website is as follows:

: My landlord just raised my rent $100 and I am trying to find out whether or not this is legal. I live in a 6 unit apartment building in Park Slope and 2 of the units are occupied by the landlord's extended family (which means that only 4 are income generating--at least I assume that's the case). I have not had a lease in years. A lawyer friend told me that buildings with 6 units or less are by definition, rent stabilized. Is this true? How do I find out? Another tenant tried calling the city but was told that our building is unregistered. As well, there are two businesses located on the ground level of the building so the space is mixed residential and commercial. Any insights about how to obtain information on the rent stabilization status of my building would be much appreciated.

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