As I look ahead, I'm certain the struggle to gain acceptable rent increases for rent
stabilized apartments in 1998 will not be an easy one.
Since other laws limit the annual increase for rent
controlled tenants to 7.
New York Times Editorial, 12/8/96: A Sensible Plan for Rent
Investors are willing to pay up-front for properties in which there is opportunity for rent
increases in the near term.
They approved the new rent increases for rent
stabilized tenants beginning Oct.
This was an acknowledgement that the written leases were modified by an oral agreement to allow for rent
to be calculated on a percentage of gross sales only, for the outdoor space.
As to the former, DHCR has declared that de minimis (minor) service items (both individual apartment and building-wide) will no longer be found to constitute actionable reductions in services or the basis for rent
The Appellate Term stated that: "To avoid any possibility of confusion or prejudice, a claim for rent
should be segregated from landlord's other charges and separately totaled.