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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Emergency Rule

In 1982, the New York State legislature passed Article 7-C of the Multiple Dwelling Law (MDL), also known as the Loft Law. The law created a new class of buildings in New York City. These buildings are known as interim multiple dwellings (IMD). The Loft Law also established the Loft Board to coordinate the legal conversion of these spaces to safe, rent-stabilized residential units. The Board is charged with overseeing the conversion of IMD buildings from commercial and manufacturing spaces to safe, rent-stabilized residences that comply with the minimum standards of safety and fire protection stated in Article 7-B of the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law. The Board adjudicates and mediates disputes between owners and tenants, tracks the progress of each building undergoing legalization and prosecutes parties who violate the Loft Law and the Loft Board's rules.

Some of the Loft Board’s current rules, found in Title 29 of the Rules of the City of New York, require the filing of documents in person or by regular mail. Proof of service by regular mail consists of a certificate of mailing from the United States postal service. However, based on the current state of emergency due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus, which constitutes an imminent threat to health and safety, the Loft Board finds it is necessary to enact this emergency rule to allow for electronic service and filing of documents, including waiving requirements for original signatures. In addition, the Loft Board is temporarily suspending its requirement to schedule narrative statement conferences within thirty days of receipt of the narrative statement in order to minimize contact between people. This emergency rule will remain in effect for sixty days.

The Loft Board’s authority for this emergency rule is found in Section 282 of the Multiple Dwelling Law and section 1043(i) of the City Charter.

Effective Date: 
Fri, 05/01/2020

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:3)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Proposed Rules Content: 
STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE
 
PROPOSED 2020 APARTMENT AND LOFT ORDER (#52)
 
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 2020 HOTEL ORDER (#50)
 
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 virtual public hearing on the proposed guidelines shall be held on 6/10/20 from 4pm to 7pm. This is the first of two hearings. The second virtual hearing will be held on 6/11/20 from 6pm to 9pm. You can testify by phone or online.

Location: 
Via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87476147429
By phone dial 646-558-8656, then enter Meeting ID: 874-7614-7429
Contact: 

People wishing to speak at the virtual hearings can register in advance. Note there are a limited number of slots for registration. If you are registered, you will be heard in the order of registration. If there is time at the end of each hearing, after all of those who have registered have been heard, we will hear from other attendees at each virtual hearing. Registration will begin on 6/1/20 at 9:00 A.M. and will end on 6/9/20 at 12:00 P.M. via our website nyc.gov/rgb, or call 212-669-7480.

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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

Summary of Apartment & Loft Order No. 51

 

Adjustments for Apartments

The Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) by Order No. 51 has set the following maximum rent increases for rent stabilized leases subject to renewal on or after October 1, 2019 and on or before September 30, 2020 for apartments under its jurisdiction: 

 

For a one-year renewal lease commencing on or after October 1, 2019 and on or before September 30, 2020:          1.5%

For a two-year renewal lease commencing on or after October 1, 2019 and on or before September 30, 2020:          2.5% 

 

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, 2019 and on or before September 30, 2020. 

 

For a one-year increase periods commencing on or after October 1, 2019 and on or before September 30, 2020:          1.5%

For a two-year increase periods commencing on or after October 1, 2019 and on or before September 30, 2020:          2.5% 

 

Special Guideline

Leases for units subject to rent control on September 30, 2019 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 39% above the maximum base rent.

Effective Date: 
Tue, 10/01/2019

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

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, June 21, 2019
Proposed Rules Content: 

STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE

 

PROPOSED 2019 APARTMENT AND LOFT ORDER (#51)


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 2019 HOTEL ORDER (#49)


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 fourth of four hearings. Additional hearings will be held in the Bronx on 6/11/19 from 5pm to 8pm; Brooklyn on 6/13/19 from 5pm to 8pm; and Queens on 6/18/19 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Location: 
Oberia D. Dempsey Multi Service Center - Auditorium
127 West 127th Street
New York, NY 10027
Contact: 

Anyone who wants to comment on the proposed rule at a public hearing must sign up to speak. You can sign up before the hearing by calling 212-669-7480 and press 0 to register by 12:00pm the business day prior to the hearing. You can also register at the hearing locations from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on June 11,13 and 20 and from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM on June 18.

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

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

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, June 21, 2019
Proposed Rules Content: 

STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE

 

PROPOSED 2019 APARTMENT AND LOFT ORDER (#51)


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 2019 HOTEL ORDER (#49)


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 the Bronx. This is the first of four hearings. Additional hearings will be held in Brooklyn on 6/13/19 from 5pm to 8pm; Queens on 6/18/19 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm; and Manhattan on 6/20/19 from 5pm to 8pm.

Location: 
Main Theatre of Hostos Community College/CUNY
450 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
Contact: 

Anyone who wants to comment on the proposed rule at a public hearing must sign up to speak. You can sign up before the hearing by calling 212-669-7480 and press 0 to register by 12:00pm the business day prior to the hearing. You can also register at the hearing locations from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on June 11,13 and 20 and from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM on June 18.

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Summary of Hotel Order No. 48


Hotel Order Number 48 provides for an allowable increase of 0% over the lawful rent actually charged and paid on September 30, 2018 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: 
Mon, 10/01/2018

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Summary of Apartment & Loft Order No. 50

 

The Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) by Order No. 50 has set the following maximum rent increases for rent stabilized leases subject to renewal on or after October 1, 2018 and on or before September 30, 2019 for apartments under its jurisdiction: 

 

For a one-year renewal lease commencing on or after October 1, 2018 and on or before September 30, 2019:          1.5%

For a two-year renewal lease commencing on or after October 1, 2018 and on or before September 30, 2019:          2.5% 

 

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, 2018 and on or before September 30, 2019 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, 2018 and on or before September 30, 2019. No vacancy allowance is included for lofts.

 

1 Year            2 Years

1.5%                2.5%

 

Any increase for a renewal lease may be collected no more than once during the guideline period governed by Order No. 50.

 

Special Guideline

Leases for units subject to rent control on September 30, 2018 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 39% 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, 2018 shall continue to be included in the base rent for the purpose of computing subsequent rents adjusted pursuant to this Order.

Effective Date: 
Mon, 10/01/2018

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

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, June 22, 2018
Proposed Rules Content: 

STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE

 

PROPOSED 2018 APARTMENT AND LOFT ORDER (#50)


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 2018 HOTEL ORDER (#48)


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 Lower Manhattan. This is the fourth of five hearings. Additional hearings will be held in Queens on 6/7/18 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm; the Bronx on 6/11/18 from 5pm to 8pm; Brooklyn on 6/13/18 from 5pm to 8pm; and Upper Manhattan on 6/21/18 from 5pm to 8pm.

Location: 
Great Hall at Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street At corner of 3rd Ave (basement)
New York, NY 10003
Contact: 

Anyone who wants to comment on the proposed rule at a public hearing must sign up to speak. You can sign up before the hearing by calling 212-669-7480 and press 0 to register.

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, June 22, 2018
Proposed Rules Content: 

STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE

 

PROPOSED 2018 APARTMENT AND LOFT ORDER (#50)


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 2018 HOTEL ORDER (#48)


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 the Bronx on 6/11/18 from 5pm to 8pm; Brooklyn on 6/13/18 from 5pm to 8pm; Lower Manhattan on 6/19/18 from 4pm to 8pm; and Upper Manhattan on 6/21/18 from 5pm to 8pm.

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

Anyone who wants to comment on the proposed rule at a public hearing must sign up to speak. You can sign up before the hearing by calling 212-669-7480 and press 0 to register.

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Summary of Hotel Order No. 47


Hotel Order Number 47 provides for an allowable increase of 0% over the lawful rent actually charged and paid on September 30, 2017 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: 
Sun, 10/01/2017

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