Rule status: Adopted
Effective date: December 5, 2022
Proposed Rule Full Text
Adopted Rule Full Text
Adopted rule summary:
These adopted rules repeal Chapter 2 of Title 60 of the Rules of the City of New York, which governs determinations of the CSC, and replace it with new Chapters 2 and 3, governing procedures for hearing and determining appeals filed with the CSC. These rules are intended to inform City agencies and the public as to the existing CSC procedures for appeals, including, but not limited to, motion practice, hearings, and the CSC’s decision-making process.. They are also indented to clarify and expand upon, not to alter, the provisions of the current Chapter 2. Whereas the previous form of the rules addressed the basics of CSC procedures and practice, the new rules are intended to provide a great deal more specificity and detail.
Online comments: 2
The attached pdf file contains my comments to the 2022 proposed rule changes.Comment attachment
I have been a rent stabilized tenant in my building for 10 years. My rent is $2095.54 for a one bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, 11206. My building hallways have been cleaned no more than 5 times in a decade. I suffer through freezing cold days and nights and the landlord does nothing until 311 is called, over and over again. By the time the inspector arrives, the heat is back on, so he gets away with it. This is a 6 unit building, but 1 apartment has been sitting empty for over 3 years, and another apartment has been sitting empty for 2 years. The landlord plans to conjoin both apartments into a duplex so that he can destabilize the units and rent them for more money.
There is no upkeep in the building. The broken garbage lids outside allow the rats a nightly buffet. There are rats tunneling, fighting, gnawing and living in the walls. The backyard to the vacant apartment is overgrown with fallen fruits from trees to feed the rats. The landlord has been told, but he doesn’t care. If I don’t clean it up, nobody will. I don’t work here. I pay rent to live here! The apartment building was purchased for $380,000 in 2009 and has never seen an upgrade. All of the tenants had to buy their own battery operated door bells, despite being told an intercom system was being put in when I signed the lease. Repairs, when made, are always shoddy at best. To fix a garbage lid, the landlord has a doorknob attached. It feels dehumanizing, humiliating and patronizing, to say the least. It gets more embarrassing to have visitors by the day.
The landlord owns 17 buildings, all unkempt. He has had 93 complaints from tenants in the past 3 years. Most of the tenants are too scared to call 311. In my building, I am the only one calls, or there would be far more. Does this landlord deserve more money from hard working class people in NYC? He lives in a luxury condo while we live in run down conditions, just like most rent stabilized tenants.
My rent is and has always been on time. My field of work has taken a very heavy hit over the pandemic, and I am still struggling to keep my head above water. I cannot afford to move, and where would I move when the average rents are approaching 4k per month in NYC? How can anyone be thinking of rent increases for people now? Increasing rents will create an unthinkable crisis on many levels. It is unconscionable to ask more of the average New Yorker. FREEZE THE RENTS NOW.
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