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Overcharging Roommates

Posted by jane on July 03, 2001 at 13:26:00:

Brooklyn, NYC

my roommate and i are on the lease for a large loft that we rent out to 5 additional people.
we are charging people more than their actual "fair" share of rent to cover construction costs [we built everything w/ LL's permission], repairs, bills like real estate taxes, etc.
i want to be [and i have been] really up front about charging more to everyone who lives there and i explain why, and oviously they accept it or they wouldnt have moved in. but my LL is mean and i dont want to get in trouble ever for over-charging roommates. i live in a commercial building [classified as a misc building]. my lease does state we cannot sublease more than 50% of our space/rent, but outside of that do we need to worry about it? i want to be as fair as possible.

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