Q & A

Tenant Denies Access for Non-Emergency Repairs

October 28, 2008    

Q I need access to an apartment whose tenant has filed a reduced-service complaint with the Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR). The tenant has denied me access to make repairs on more than one occasion. If the tenant keeps denying me...

Enforcing Agreement to Rent to Nonprimary Resident

September 15, 2008    

Q An applicant wants to rent one of my rent-stabilized apartments, but says that he won't be using the apartment as his primary residence. He is willing to agree in writing to rent the apartment as a nonprimary resident and therefore be exempt from...

Calculating Long-Term Prior Tenant Vacancy Increase

September 15, 2008    

Q A long-term tenant, who lived in the same apartment for 40 years, died recently. I wish to verify the calculation of the new rent. If I calculate the prior legal rent, plus the long-term prior tenant increase, plus the Rent Guidelines Board Order (...

Wages in 421a Tax-Break Rental Buildings

June 30, 2008    

Q My company is about to start construction on a 50-unit residential rental building that will be under rent stabilization. We have been informed that to receive the tax benefits of 421a in a new 50-unit building, the building superintendent will have...