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File #: Res 0065-2004    Version: * Name: Rent Increases, Refrigerator or Stove
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 2/4/2004
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal to amend the Rent Stabilization Code to require that rent increases granted by the Division of Housing and Community Renewal for the cost of a new refrigerator or new stove be eliminated upon the landlord's total recoupment of such disbursement.
Sponsors: Christine C. Quinn, Tony Avella, Gale A. Brewer, Helen D. Foster, Alan J. Gerson, Robert Jackson, Miguel Martinez, Joel Rivera, James Sanders, Jr., Vincent J. Gentile, Michael C. Nelson, Philip Reed
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2005*Christine C. Quinn City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/4/2004*Christine C. Quinn City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/4/2004*Christine C. Quinn City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Res. No. 65

 

Resolution calling upon the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal to amend the Rent Stabilization Code to require that rent increases granted by the Division of Housing and Community Renewal for the cost of a new refrigerator or new stove be eliminated upon the landlord's total recoupment of such disbursement.

 

By Council Members Quinn, Avella, Brewer, Foster, Gerson, Jackson, Martinez, Rivera, Sanders, Gentile, Nelson and Reed

 

                     Whereas, Paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 2522.4 of the Rent Stabilized Code allows owners to impose a rent increase for the installation of new equipment in an apartment, including refrigerators and stoves, only after the owner has obtained the tenant's written consent; and

                     Whereas, A tenant who does not consent to the installation of a new stove or refrigerator has little choice but to allow the repair of the existing appliance or accept replacement with a used stove or refrigerator; and

                     Whereas, Those tenants who consent to the installation of a new stove or refrigerator are subject to a permanent rent increase equal to 1/40th of the total cost of such appliance including the cost of installation but excluding finance charges; and

                     Whereas, It is inequitable to require tenants to continue to pay rent increases for the cost of an appliance long after the owner has been fully reimbursed; now, therefore be it

                     Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal to amend the Rent Stabilization Code to require that rent increases granted by the Division of Housing and Community Renewal for the cost of a new refrigerator or new stove be eliminated upon the landlord's total recoupment of such disbursement.