Rule status: Proposed
Comment by date: June 17, 2021
Rule Full Text
Pursuant to its statutory mandate, the New York City Rent Guidelines Board (“RGB”) is proposing rent guidelines for October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.
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June 15, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
The RGB will hold a virtual Zoom public hearing on the proposed guidelines on June 15, 2021, beginning at 4 P.M. No in-person hearing will occur. The public may participate in the hearing online by going to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83877223517 and entering Passcode: 403700 (video) or by telephone by dialing 646-558-8656, then when prompted, entering Meeting ID: 838 7722 3517; when prompted for Participant ID, pressing #; then when prompted, entering Passcode: 403700. Directions on how to register to speak can be found in the Public Notice by clicking on the "Rule Full Text" above. The public may also view, but not participate in, the hearing via livestream from YouTube at: https://youtube.com/RentGuidelinesBoard and by listening on the phone by dialing the number above and when prompted, entering the above Meeting ID.
June 17, 2021
5:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
The RGB will hold a virtual Zoom public hearing on the proposed guidelines on June 17, 2021 beginning at 5 P.M. No in-person hearing will occur. The public may participate in the hearing online by going to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84907708770 and entering Passcode: 848480 (video) or telephone by dialing 646-558-8656, then when prompted, entering Meeting ID: 849 0770 8770; when prompted for Participant ID, pressing #; then when prompted, entering Passcode: 848480. Directions on how to register to speak can be found in the Public Notice by clicking on the "Rule Full Text" above. The public may also view, but not participate in, the hearing via livestream from YouTube at: https://youtube.com/RentGuidelinesBoard and by listening on the phone by dialing the number above and when prompted, entering the above Meeting ID.
Online comments: 4
Re: Rent Succession moving back in with an elderly 93 yr old parent during covid since last yr. Jan. 2020 will the rent go up?..If, the parent dies? Will child non disabled/Working person be considered a new tenant or will rent remain the same for a 2 yr lease? … If a parent dies before the 2 yrs or after filing a rent succession notice/Notarized? What percentage …Will the rent go up? If you live in a rent controlled or Rent stabilized apartment since the 70’s ..How much can the landlord raise the rent?
Michael R. Murray
1) We need audited data on landlord’s expenses and their incomes; decisions based on anything less are apt to reflect both overstated expenses and understated incomes.
2) Unrealized appreciation on residential properties should be considered when determining whether landlords need rent increases. Unrealized appreciation is an increase in wealth, and landlords frequently borrow against the value of their properties because associated interest payments help minimize their income taxes.
3) We need better safeguards against landlord’s paying inflated amounts for improvements and repairs because they are allowed to earn a rate of return on those costs even when inflated.
4) We need safeguards against landlords making so-called improvements that don’t actually improve the quality of tenants’ homes.
5) We need assurances that the full amount of pandemic-related benefits available to landlords will be taken into account when determining any rent adjustments.
6) The income limits for senior citizen rent freezes in New York City are unrealistically low — many, many senior citizens with incomes about the current limit cannot afford food, medicine, and of course, their rent.
7) New Yorkers living in rent stabilized apartments need rent rollbacks. Landlord’s should not be granted rent increases because people and businesses fleeing high city rents have led to vacancies that reduce non-regulated rents.
Marcy Avenue Tenants Association
In receive years, we have to place a petition not to pay for an elevator that has been neglected for years. In 2018, the elevator was renovated(shut down for 8 weeks); once it was replaced and then breaks down, the landlord still charged us as part of an MCI bill. The tenants even petitioned the matter to DCHR and got a reduction. However, the landlord continues to petition to have the rent increase reinstated, and we have to prove to DCHR again that the elevator keeps breaking down. Also, when tenants request to replace broken appliances (refrigerator, stove, sink, etc.), we receive a used model or get charged for a new one added to our monthly rent. A few of our tenants are long-term rent-stabilized/controlled on a fixed income and can not afford the rising costs of our apartments. We lived, worked, and invested in our community, but we should not be treated.
John T. Maher
See attachment. Do not raise the rents!Comment attachment