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Rent Guidelines Board
Codified Title: 
Title 30: Rent Guidelines Board

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:5)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Proposed Rules Content: 

STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE

 

PROPOSED 2017 APARTMENT AND LOFT ORDER (#49)

 

 

The Rent Guidelines Board is authorized to promulgate rent guidelines governing apartment units subject to the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969, as amended, and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974, as amended. The purpose of these guidelines is to implement the public policy set forth in Findings and Declaration of Emergency of the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969 (§26-501 of the N.Y.C. Administrative Code) and in the Legislative Finding contained in the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974 (L.1974 c. 576, §4 [§2]).

 

The Rent Guidelines Board is also authorized to promulgate rent guidelines for loft units subject to Section 286 subdivision 7 of the Multiple Dwelling Law. The purpose of the loft guidelines is to implement the public policy set forth in the Legislative Findings of Article 7-C of the Multiple Dwelling Law (Section 280).

 

PROPOSED 2017 HOTEL ORDER (#47)

 

The Rent Guidelines Board is authorized to promulgate rent guidelines governing hotel units subject to the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969, as amended, and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974, as amended. The purpose of these guidelines is to implement the public policy set forth in Findings and Declaration of Emergency of the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969 (§26-501 of the N.Y.C. Administrative Code) and in the Legislative Finding contained in the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974 (L.1974 c. 576, §4 [§2]).

Subject: 

Pursuant to Section 1043 of the City Charter and the hearing requirements of the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969, as amended, (Section 26-510(h) N.Y.C. Administrative Code) a public hearing on the proposed guidelines shall be held in Downtown Manhattan. This is the fourth of five hearings. Additional hearings will be held in Queens on 6/5/17 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm; Upper Manhattan on 6/8/17 from 5pm to 8pm; the Bronx on 6/12/17 from 5pm to 8pm; and Brooklyn on 6/19/17 from 5pm to 8pm.

Location: 
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House
1 Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004
Contact: 

In relation to the public hearings, registration of speakers is required. Pre-registration of speakers is now being accepted and is advised. Those who wish to pre-register may call (212) 669-7480 and press 0 to register.

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Proposed Rules Content: 

STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE

 

PROPOSED 2017 APARTMENT AND LOFT ORDER (#49)

 

 

The Rent Guidelines Board is authorized to promulgate rent guidelines governing apartment units subject to the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969, as amended, and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974, as amended. The purpose of these guidelines is to implement the public policy set forth in Findings and Declaration of Emergency of the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969 (§26-501 of the N.Y.C. Administrative Code) and in the Legislative Finding contained in the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974 (L.1974 c. 576, §4 [§2]).

 

The Rent Guidelines Board is also authorized to promulgate rent guidelines for loft units subject to Section 286 subdivision 7 of the Multiple Dwelling Law. The purpose of the loft guidelines is to implement the public policy set forth in the Legislative Findings of Article 7-C of the Multiple Dwelling Law (Section 280).

 

PROPOSED 2017 HOTEL ORDER (#47)

 

The Rent Guidelines Board is authorized to promulgate rent guidelines governing hotel units subject to the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969, as amended, and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974, as amended. The purpose of these guidelines is to implement the public policy set forth in Findings and Declaration of Emergency of the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969 (§26-501 of the N.Y.C. Administrative Code) and in the Legislative Finding contained in the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974 (L.1974 c. 576, §4 [§2]).

Subject: 

Pursuant to Section 1043 of the City Charter and the hearing requirements of the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969, as amended, (Section 26-510(h) N.Y.C. Administrative Code) a public hearing on the proposed guidelines shall be held in Queens. This is the first of five hearings. Additional hearings will be held in Upper Manhattan on 6/8/17 from 5pm to 8pm; the Bronx on 6/12/17 from 5pm to 8pm; Lower Manhattan on 6/14/17 from 2pm to 8pm; and Brooklyn on 6/19/17 from 5pm to 8pm.

Location: 
Jamaica Performing Arts Center - Auditorium
153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432
Contact: 

In relation to the public hearings, registration of speakers is required. Pre-registration of speakers is now being accepted and is advised. Those who wish to pre-register may call (212) 669-7480 and press 0 to register.

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Summary of Hotel Order No. 46


Hotel Order Number 46 provides for an allowable increase of 0% over the lawful rent actually charged and paid on September 30, 2016 for rent stabilized rooming houses, lodging houses, Class B hotels, single room occupancy buildings, and Class A residential hotels. The Order does not limit rental levels for commercial space, non-rent stabilized residential units, or transient units in hotel stabilized buildings during the guideline period. The Order also provides that for any dwelling unit in a hotel stabilized building which is voluntarily vacated by the tenant thereof, the level of rent increase governing a new tenancy shall be the same as the guideline for rent increases set forth above. 

Effective Date: 
Sat, 10/01/2016

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Summary of Apartment & Loft Order No. 48

 

The Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) by Order No. 48 has set the following maximum rent increases for rent stabilized leases subject to renewal on or after October 1, 2016 and on or before September 30, 2017 for apartments under its jurisdiction: 

 

For a one-year renewal lease commencing on or after October 1, 2016 and on or before September 30, 2017:          0%

For a two-year renewal lease commencing on or after October 1, 2016 and on or before September 30, 2017:          2% 

 

Vacancy Allowance

No vacancy allowance is permitted except as provided by the Rent Regulation Reform Act of 1997 and the Rent Act of 2015.

 

Sublet Allowance

The increase landlords are allowed to charge when a rent stabilized apartment is sublet by the primary tenant to another tenant on or after October 1, 2016 and on or before September 30, 2017 shall be 10%.

 

Adjustments for Lofts

For Loft units to which these guidelines are applicable in accordance with Article 7-C of the Multiple Dwelling Law, the Board established the following maximum rent increases for increase periods commencing on or after October 1, 2016 and on or before September 30, 2017. No vacancy allowance is included for lofts.

 

1 Year            2 Years

  0%                  2%

 

The guidelines do not apply to hotel, rooming house, and single room occupancy units that are covered by separate Hotel Orders. Any increase for a renewal lease may be collected no more than once during the guideline period governed by Order No. 48.

 

Special Guideline

Leases for units subject to rent control on September 30, 2016 that subsequently become vacant and then enter the stabilization system are not subject to the above adjustments. Such newly stabilized rents are subject to review by the State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR). In order to aid DHCR in this review the Rent Guidelines Board has set a special guideline of 33% above the maximum base rent.

 

All rent adjustments lawfully implemented and maintained under previous apartment Orders and included in the base rent in effect on September 30, 2016 shall continue to be included in the base rent for the purpose of computing subsequent rents adjusted pursuant to this Order.

Effective Date: 
Sat, 10/01/2016

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:2)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Proposed Rules Content: 

STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE

 

PROPOSED 2016 APARTMENT AND LOFT ORDER (#48)

 

The Rent Guidelines Board is authorized to promulgate rent guidelines governing apartment units subject to the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969, as amended, and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974, as amended. The purpose of these guidelines is to implement the public policy set forth in Findings and Declaration of Emergency of the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969 (§26-501 of the N.Y.C. Administrative Code) and in the Legislative Finding contained in the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974 (L.1974 c. 576, §4 [§2]).

 

The Rent Guidelines Board is also authorized to promulgate rent guidelines for loft units subject to Section 286 subdivision 7 of the Multiple Dwelling Law. The purpose of the loft guidelines is to implement the public policy set forth in the Legislative Findings of Article 7-C of the Multiple Dwelling Law (Section 280).

 

PROPOSED 2016 HOTEL ORDER (#46)

  

The Rent Guidelines Board is authorized to promulgate rent guidelines governing hotel units subject to the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969, as amended, and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974, as amended. The purpose of these guidelines is to implement the public policy set forth in Findings and Declaration of Emergency of the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969 (§26-501 of the N.Y.C. Administrative Code) and in the Legislative Finding contained in the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974 (L.1974 c. 576, §4 [§2]).

Subject: 

Pursuant to Section 1043 of the City Charter and the hearing requirements of the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969, as amended, (Section 26-510(h) N.Y.C. Administrative Code) a public hearing on the proposed guidelines shall be held in Downtown Manhattan. This is the fourth of five hearings. Additional hearings will be held in Queens on 6/9/2016 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm; Brooklyn on 6/13/2016 from 5pm to 8pm; the Bronx on 5/16/2016 from 5pm to 8pm; and Upper Manhattan on 6/21/2016 from 5pm to 8pm.

Location: 
The Great Hall at Cooper Union
7 East 7 Street
New York, NY 10003
Contact: 

In relation to the public hearings, registration of speakers is required. Pre-registration of speakers is now being accepted and is advised. Those who wish to pre-register may call (212) 669-7480.

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:4)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Proposed Rules Content: 

STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE

 

PROPOSED 2016 APARTMENT AND LOFT ORDER (#48)

 

The Rent Guidelines Board is authorized to promulgate rent guidelines governing apartment units subject to the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969, as amended, and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974, as amended. The purpose of these guidelines is to implement the public policy set forth in Findings and Declaration of Emergency of the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969 (§26-501 of the N.Y.C. Administrative Code) and in the Legislative Finding contained in the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974 (L.1974 c. 576, §4 [§2]).

 

The Rent Guidelines Board is also authorized to promulgate rent guidelines for loft units subject to Section 286 subdivision 7 of the Multiple Dwelling Law. The purpose of the loft guidelines is to implement the public policy set forth in the Legislative Findings of Article 7-C of the Multiple Dwelling Law (Section 280).

 

PROPOSED 2016 HOTEL ORDER (#46)


The Rent Guidelines Board is authorized to promulgate rent guidelines governing hotel units subject to the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969, as amended, and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974, as amended. The purpose of these guidelines is to implement the public policy set forth in Findings and Declaration of Emergency of the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969 (§26-501 of the N.Y.C. Administrative Code) and in the Legislative Finding contained in the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974 (L.1974 c. 576, §4 [§2]).

Subject: 

Pursuant to Section 1043 of the City Charter and the hearing requirements of the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969, as amended, (Section 26-510(h) N.Y.C. Administrative Code) a public hearing on the proposed guidelines shall be held in Queens. This is the first of five hearings. Additional hearings will be held in Brooklyn on 6/13/2016 from 5pm to 8pm; the Bronx on 5/16/2016 from 5pm to 8pm; Downtown Manhattan on 6/20/2016 from 2pm to 8pm; and Upper Manhattan on 6/21/2016 from 5pm to 8pm.

Location: 
Jamaica Performing Arts Center - Auditorium
153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432
Contact: 

In relation to the public hearings, registration of speakers is required. Pre-registration of speakers is now being accepted and is advised. Those who wish to pre-register may call (212) 669-7480.

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Summary of Hotel Order No. 45


Hotel Order Number 45 provides for an allowable increase of 0% over the lawful rent actually charged and paid on September 30, 2015 for rent stabilized rooming houses, lodging houses, Class B hotels, single room occupancy buildings, and Class A residential hotels. The Order does not limit rental levels for commercial space, non-rent stabilized residential units, or transient units in hotel stabilized buildings during the guideline period. The Order also provides that for any dwelling unit in a hotel stabilized building which is voluntarily vacated by the tenant thereof, the level of rent increase governing a new tenancy shall be the same as the guideline for rent increases set forth above. 

Effective Date: 
Fri, 07/24/2015

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Summary of Apartment & Loft Order No. 47 


The Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) by Order No. 47  has set the following maximum rent increases for rent stabilized leases subject to renewal on or after October 1, 2015 and on or before September 30, 2016 for apartments under its jurisdiction: 

 

For a one-year renewal lease commencing on or after October 1, 2015 and on or before September 30, 2016:          0%

For a two-year renewal lease commencing on or after October 1, 2015 and on or before September 30, 2016:          2% 


Vacancy Allowance

The vacancy allowance is now determined by a formula set forth in the State Rent Regulation Reform Act of 1997 and the Rent Act of 2015, not by the Orders of the Rent Guidelines Board.

 

Sublet Allowance

The increase landlords are allowed to charge when a rent stabilized apartment is sublet by the primary tenant to another tenant on or after October 1, 2015 and on or before September 30, 2016 shall be 10%.

 

Adjustments for Lofts

For Loft units to which these guidelines are applicable in accordance with Article 7-C of the Multiple Dwelling Law, the Board established the following maximum rent increases for increase periods commencing on or after October 1, 2015 and on or before September 30, 2016. No vacancy allowance is included for lofts.

 

1 Year            2 Years

  0%                  2%


The guidelines do not apply to hotel, rooming house, and single room occupancy units that are covered by separate Hotel Orders.Any increase for a renewal lease may be collected no more than once during the guideline period governed by Order No. 47.

 

Special Guideline

Leases for units subject to rent control on September 30, 2015 that subsequently become vacant and then enter the stabilization system are not subject to the above adjustments. Such newly stabilized rents are subject to review by the State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR). In order to aid DHCR in this review the Rent Guidelines Board has set a special guideline of whichever is greater:

  1. 33% above the maximum base rent, or 
  2. The Fair Market Rent for existing housing as established by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the New York City Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area pursuant to Section 8(c) (1) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. section 1437f [c] [1]) and 24 C.F.R. Part 888, with such Fair Market Rents to be adjusted based upon whether the tenant pays his or her own gas and/or electric charges as part of his or her rent as such gas and/or electric charges are accounted for by the New York City Housing Authority. 

Such HUD-determined Fair Market Rents will be published in the Federal Register, to take effect on October 1, 2015.


All rent adjustments lawfully implemented and maintained under previous apartment Orders and included in the base rent in effect on September 30, 2015 shall continue to be included in the base rent for the purpose of computing subsequent rents adjusted pursuant to this Order.

Effective Date: 
Fri, 07/24/2015

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:6)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Proposed Rules Content: 

STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE

 

PROPOSED 2015 APARTMENT AND LOFT ORDER (#47)

 

The Rent Guidelines Board is authorized to promulgate rent guidelines governing apartment units subject to the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969, as amended, and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974, as amended. The purpose of these guidelines is to implement the public policy set forth in Findings and Declaration of Emergency of the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969 (§26-501 of the N.Y.C. Administrative Code) and in the Legislative Finding contained in the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974 (L.1974 c. 576, §4 [§2]).

 

The Rent Guidelines Board is also authorized to promulgate rent guidelines for loft units subject to Section 286 subdivision 7 of the Multiple Dwelling Law. The purpose of the loft guidelines is to implement the public policy set forth in the Legislative Findings of Article 7-C of the Multiple Dwelling Law (Section 280).

 

PROPOSED 2015 HOTEL ORDER (#45)

 

The Rent Guidelines Board is authorized to promulgate rent guidelines governing hotel units subject to the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969, as amended, and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974, as amended. The purpose of these guidelines is to implement the public policy set forth in Findings and Declaration of Emergency of the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969 (§26-501 of the N.Y.C. Administrative Code) and in the Legislative Finding contained in the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974 (L.1974 c. 576, §4 [§2]).

Subject: 

Pursuant to Section 1043 of the City Charter and the hearing requirements of the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969, as amended, (Section 26-510(h) N.Y.C. Administrative Code) a public hearing on the proposed guidelines shall be held in Brooklyn. This is the fourth of four hearings. Additional hearings will be held in Manhattan on 6/8/2015 from 2pm to 6pm; the Bronx on 6/11/2015 from 5pm to 8pm; and Queens on 5/15/2015 from 5pm to 8pm.

Location: 
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street Court Room
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Contact: 

In relation to the public hearings, registration of speakers is required. Pre-registration of speakers is now being accepted and is advised. Those who wish to pre-register may call (212) 385-2934.

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:1)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE


PROPOSED 2015 APARTMENT AND LOFT ORDER (#47)

 

The Rent Guidelines Board is authorized to promulgate rent guidelines governing apartment units subject to the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969, as amended, and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974, as amended. The purpose of these guidelines is to implement the public policy set forth in Findings and Declaration of Emergency of the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969 (§26-501 of the N.Y.C. Administrative Code) and in the Legislative Finding contained in the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974 (L.1974 c. 576, §4 [§2]).

 

The Rent Guidelines Board is also authorized to promulgate rent guidelines for loft units subject to Section 286 subdivision 7 of the Multiple Dwelling Law. The purpose of the loft guidelines is to implement the public policy set forth in the Legislative Findings of Article 7-C of the Multiple Dwelling Law (Section 280).

 

PROPOSED 2015 HOTEL ORDER (#45)

 

The Rent Guidelines Board is authorized to promulgate rent guidelines governing hotel units subject to the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969, as amended, and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974, as amended. The purpose of these guidelines is to implement the public policy set forth in Findings and Declaration of Emergency of the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969 (§26-501 of the N.Y.C. Administrative Code) and in the Legislative Finding contained in the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974 (L.1974 c. 576, §4 [§2]).

Subject: 

Pursuant to Section 1043 of the City Charter and the hearing requirements of the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969, as amended, (Section 26-510(h) N.Y.C. Administrative Code) a public hearing on the proposed guidelines shall be held in Manhattan. This is the first of four hearings. Additional hearings will be held in the Bronx on 6/11/2015 from 5pm to 8pm; Queens on 5/15/2015 from 5pm to 8pm; and Brooklyn on 6/18/2015 from 5pm to 8pm.

Location: 
Elebash Recital Hall, The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue Between 34th and 35th Streets
New York, NY 10016
Contact: 

In relation to the public hearings, registration of speakers is required. Pre-registration of speakers is now being accepted and is advised. Those who wish to pre-register may call (212) 385-2934.

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

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