Posted by Sam on March 08, 1999 at 13:15:53:
In Reply to: Anybody know about the laws concerning B & B's in NYC? posted by Hawk on March 08, 1999 at 02:15:41:
: A landlord has taken several residential rent stabilized apartments in a 10 apartment building and, without permission from DHCR, has been using those apartments to run a bed and breakfast business. Anybody know about the laws concerning B & B's in NYC? Are licenses required? If so, who issues such licenses? I'm seeking help to establish that what the landlord has done is illegal. Any ideas? Thanks!!
We've been having quite a lively discussion round the water cooler on this one! We don't have an actual answer for you, just places to search for it.
One gal remembers reading about a rent controlled or stabilized woman who was sued by her landlord because she ran a B&B in her apt: either she had extra bedroom(s) or she rented the whole apt. NY times? New York Magazine?
Another fellow found suspicious listings in NYC (bedandbreakfast.com or .org or .net): the listings contained only tel numbers. no addresses.
A third suggested the bookstore: in person or on the net: if they suggest ways to beat the system in NYC, they'll point at which laws to beat?
And more on point: permanent residences are Class A multiple dwellings. transient accommodations are Class B. places designed for occupancy of one week or less are defined as 'lodging houses' Class B in the MDL & HMC (& Building Code? & Rent Stab Code?). The RGB issues separate guidelines for increases for 'lodging houses': to ask on their email board: click on that blimp flying around Tenant.net!
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