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Re: That slippery Mazzola case ...

Posted by New York Tenant on July 02, 2001 at 08:28:52:

In Reply to: that slippery Mazzola case ... posted by chelsea on July 01, 2001 at 19:08:05:

Actually, it was in the first paragraph of the article, Rule Limits Overcharging of Roommates, where The Times said that the tenant could be evicted:

"In a case threatening upheaval for many rent-stabilized tenants in New York City, a judge has ruled that landlords may evict those who charge roommates more than a fair share of the rent.

The ruling involved a disabled 70-year-old retiree who took in a roommate at her Park Avenue apartment in March, charging him $2,200 when her monthly rent was $1,847.77. The landlord moved to evict them both, citing a new state regulation on roommate overcharges."

The proposed regulations said: "The charging of a rental to such occupant that exceeds that amount shall be deemed to constitute profiteering in violation of 2520.3 of this Title."

The final regulations say: "The charging of a rental amount to an occupant that exceeds that occupant's proportionate share shall be deemed to constitute a violation of this Code."

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