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Old 11-17-2009, 10:56 PM
 
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If you think the apartment should fall under rent stabilization, you can bring certain papers, such as your lease, and visit the DHCR office for your borough. Check the website to see what the rules are, what to bring, and when they are open. Frequently Asked Questions

If it's not rent stabilized, then the landlord can ask whatever he or she wants to ask for the rent, provided you are coming up to the end of a lease term. This is what market rent is all about. I have a friend in Cobble Hill who is paying $1600 a month for a small one bedroom and the landlord has notified her that the increase will be $500 a month (to $2100) for the next lease term. So she is moving.
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