Charging a 'First Rent' with Outdoor Garden Space Alterations

Charging a 'First Rent' with Outdoor Garden Space Alterations



Q Does adding an outdoor exclusive garden or recreational space to a vacant rent-stabilized apartment permit me to increase the rent of that stabilized unit? How would I know if this addition would make the resulting apartment a new apartment sufficient to justify a first rent? Is adding outdoor space, a “significant” increase in size so as to qualify for a first rent?

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