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Re: another inquiry on overcharging roommates

Posted by New York Tenant on July 04, 2001 at 07:57:04:

In Reply to: another inquiry on overcharging roommates posted by Jennifer on July 04, 2001 at 00:09:32:

DHCR's most recent changes to the Rent Stabilization Code (RSC) were issued and became effective December 20, 2000.

That includes the new section, 2525.7, that applies to the rent charged to a roommate.

Although Section 2525.6 allows a subtenant to sue the tenant for treble damges for an overcharge, there is no similar provision in Section 2525.7 about overcharging a roommate.

The new regulations are being challenged in court by tenant attorneys, and it may take quite a while before the appellate courts decide the vailidity of the new regulations.

: I just read that the rules regarding overcharging roommates are changing, that tenants are prohibited from overcharging roommates in rent-stabilized apartments as of December. Is this as of last December or this December? Also, what recourse, if any, does the overcharged roommate have, or is this matter solely the jurisdiction of the landlord?

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