Housing Advisor News Column

Housing Advisor – May 10, 2017 – Individual Apartment Improvements (IAI)
I understand that some changes have been made to the regulations regarding Individual Apartment Improvements can you explain what the changes are? Read More...

Housing Advisor – May 3, 2017 – Heat & Hot Water Regulations  
What are the rules for the landlord to follow regarding heat & hot water? Read More...

Housing Advisor – April 26, 2017 – 421-a 
My building is a 421-a, can you give a rundown on what that means? Read More...

Housing Advisor – April 19, 2017 – Annual Apartment Registration 
Can you explain exactly what the Annual Apartment Registration is? Read More...

Housing Advisor – April 12, 2017 – The Rent Guideline Increases 
We are often asked who decides on the rent guideline increases. Read More...

Housing Advisor - April 5, 2017 – Fair Housing Act 
I am a parent of three children and I am looking for an apartment, is it true that I can’t be denied housing due to having children? Read More...

Housing Advisor – March 29, 2017 - Pet Laws 
I live in a rent stabilized apartment; do I have the right to have a pet? Read More...

Housing Advisor - March 22, 2017 - Owner Occupancy
An owner may refuse to renew a rent stabilized tenant’s lease in NYC because... Read More...

Housing Advisor - March 15, 2017 - Help for People with Disabilities
I have a problem with my back and I have difficulty getting into and out of the bathtub.  Can I ask my landlord to install grab bars? Read More...

Housing Advisor – March 8, 2017 – Housing Court 
My landlord is bringing me to Housing Court on a Holdover Petition, what does that mean?  Read More...

Housing Advisor – March 1, 2017 – Rent Overcharges 
How can I find out if I’m being Overcharged for Rent? Read More...

Housing Advisor – February 22, 2016 - Security Deposit
What are my rights being rent-stabilized in regards to my security deposit? Read More...

Housing Advisor – February 15, 2017 - Apartment’s Rent History 
I just moved into an apartment in Astoria is there any way I can check to see if I’m being charged the correct rent? Read More...            

Housing Advisor – February 8, 2017 - Window Guards 
Why do I have to sign a window guard form every year? Read More...  

Housing Advisor – February 1, 2017 – SCRIE/DRIE
How can I get on SCRIE/DRIE? Read More...

Housing Advisor – January 25, 2017 – Harassment 
What can you do if you feel like your landlord is harassing you? Read More...

Housing Advisor – January 18, 2017 - Rent Stabilization Lease Rider 
Is my landlord required to provide a copy of a NYS HCR Lease Rider with my lease renewal? Read More...

Housing Advisor – January 11, 2017 Heat & Hot Water Regulations 
What are the rules for the landlord to follow regarding heat and hot water? Read More...

Housing Advisor – January 4, 2017 – Individual Apartment Improvements (IAI) 
I understand that some changes have been made to the regulations regarding Individual Apartment Improvements can you explain what the changes are? Read More...





GAZETTE COLUMNS 2016


Housing Advisor – January 6, 2016 – Unregulated Apartment Rent Increases 
I live in a basement apartment and my landlord told me that he was going to increase my rent next month, can he do that? Read More...

Housing Advisor – January 13, 2016 – Harassment 
What can you do if you feel like your landlord is harassing you? Read More...

Housing Advisor – January 20, 2016 – Individual Apartment Improvement (IAI) 
How much can a landlord increase the rent when they make improvements to the apartment? Read More...

Housing Advisor – January 27, 2016 – Local Law 48-A 
I thought that my landlord was required by law to give me something called the ABC’s of Housing from HPD – I never got it. Read More...

Housing Advisor – February 3, 2016 - Rent Stabilization Lease Rider 
Is my landlord required to provide a copy of a NYS HCR Lease Rider with my lease renewal? Read More...

Housing Advisor – February 10, 2016 - Lead Paint 
I have a new baby should I have the apartment checked for lead paint? Read More...

Housing Advisor – February 17, 2016 - Window Guards 
Why do I have to sign a window guard form every year?  Read More...


Housing Advisor – February 24, 2016 - Pet Law
I am a rent stabilized tenant do I have the right to have a pet?  Read More...

Housing Advisor – March 2, 2016 - Heat & Hot Water Regulations 
Now that it’s finally cold what are the regulations regarding heat? Read More...

Housing Advisor – March 9, 2016 – Rent History
How can I find out if I’m being overcharged for Rent? Read More...

Housing Advisor – March 16, 2016 – Preferential Rent 
Preferential Rent is an issue that is prevalent in Astoria... Read More...

Housing Advisor – March 23, 2016 - Lease Renewals 
I am a rent stabilized tenant can you explain what the rules/regulations are regarding renewing my lease? Read More...

Housing Advisor – March 30, 2016 – Rent Overcharges 
How can I find out if I’m being Overcharged for Rent? Read More...

Housing Advisor - April 6, 2016 - Fair Housing Act  
I am a parent of three children and I am looking for an apartment, is it true that I can’t be denied housing due to having children? Read More...

Housing Advisor - April 13, 2016 - Owner Occupancy 
An owner may refuse to renew a rent stabilized tenant’s lease in NYC... Read More...

Housing Advisor – April 20, 2016 – SCRIE - Do You Qualify? 
What do I need to qualify for a Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE)? Read More...

Housing Advisor – April 27, 2016 – Annual Apartment Registration
Can you explain exactly what the Annual Apartment Registration is?  Read More...

Housing Advisor – May 4, 2016 - Help for People with Disabilities
I have a problem with my back and I have difficulty getting into and out of the bathtub.  Can I ask my landlord to install grab bars? Read More...

Housing Advisor – May 11, 2016 - Air Conditioner Surcharge 
What are the latest regulations regarding surcharges for air conditioners?  Read More...
 
Housing Advisor – May 18, 2016 - Security Deposit  
What are my rights being rent-stabilized in regards to my security deposit? Read More...

Housing Advisor – May 25, 2016 - Pet Laws 
I live in a rent stabilized apartment; do I have the right to have a pet? Read More...

Housing Advisor – June 1, 2016 - Rent Stabilization Lease Rider
 Is my landlord required to provide a copy of a NYS HCR Lease Rider with my lease renewal? Read More...   

Housing Advisor – June 8, 2016 – Annual Apartment Registration
Can you explain exactly what the Annual Apartment Registration is? Read More...  

Housing Advisor - June 15, 2016 – Housing Court
My landlord is bringing me to Housing Court on a Holdover Petition, what does that mean? Read More... 

Housing Advisor - June 22, 2016 – SCRIE - Do You Qualify?
 What do I need to qualify for a Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE)? Read More...   

Housing Advisor - June 29, 2016 – Required Services
I am a rent stabilized tenant and I am confused about what a “required service” is. Can you explain? Read More...

Housing Advisor - July 7, 2016 - Rent Stabilization Guideline Increases 
Rent Stabilized Apartment Renewal Increase Guidelines Number 48. Read More...

Housing Advisor - July 14, 2016 – Preferential Rent 
Preferential Rent is an issue that is prevalent in Astoria. Read More...

Housing Advisor - July 21, 2016 - Air Conditioner Surcharge  
What are the latest regulations regarding surcharges for air conditioners? Read More...

Housing Advisor - July 28, 2016 – Harassment 
What can you do if you feel like your landlord is harassing you? Read More...

Housing Advisor - August 3, 2016 – Unregulated Apartment Rent Increases 
I live in a basement apartment and my landlord told me that he was going to increase my rent next month, can he do that? Read More...

Housing Advisor - August 10, 2016 – Individual Apartment Improvements (IAI) 
Some changes have been made to the regulations regarding Individual Apartment Improvements can you explain what the changes are? Read More...

Housing Advisor – August 17, 2016 – Rent Overcharges 
How can I find out if I’m being overcharged for rent? Read More...

Housing Advisor – August 24, 2016 - Pet Laws 
I live in a rent stabilized apartment; do I have the right to have a pet? Read More...

Housing Advisor – August 31, 2016 - Lead Paint  
I have a new baby should I have the apartment checked for lead paint? Read More...

Housing Advisor – September 7, 2016 - Property Registration (with HPD) 
We’ve received a number of calls this week from owners checking to see if they have to register their property... Read More...

Housing Advisor – September 14, 2016 Heat & Hot Water Regulations 
When does Heating Season begin in NYC? Read More...

Housing Advisor – September 21, 2016 - Rent Stabilization Lease Rider 
Is my landlord required to provide a copy of a NYS HCR Lease Rider with my lease renewal? Read More...

Housing Advisor – September 28, 2016 – Housing Court 
My landlord is bringing me to Housing Court on a Holdover Petition, what does that mean? Read More...

Housing Advisor – October 5, 2016 - Help for People with Disabilities 
I have a problem with my knees and I have difficulty getting into and out of the bathtub.  Can I ask my landlord to install grab bars? Read More...

Housing Advisor – October 12, 2016 – Preferential Rent 
Preferential Ren tis an issue that is prevalent in Astoria, yet many long-time residents and newer residents do not understand how it works. Read More...

Housing Advisor – October 19, 2016 – SCRIE - Do You Qualify?
What do I need to qualify for a Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE)? Read More...

Housing Advisor October 26, 2016 – Apartment’s Rent History 
I just moved into an apartment in Astoria is there any way I can check to see if I’m being charged the correct rent? Read More...

Housing Advisor – November 2, 2016 – Heat & Hot Water Regulations
What are the rules for the landlord to follow regarding heat and hot water? Read More...

Housing Advisor – November 9, 2016 – Owner Occupancy 
An owner may refuse to renew a rent stabilized tenant’s lease in NYC because... Read More...

Housing Advisor – November 16, 2016 – Lease Renewals 
I am a rent stabilized tenant can you explain what the rules/regulations are regarding renewing my lease? Read More...

Housing Advisor – November 23, 2016 – Housing Court 
My landlord is bringing me to Housing Court on a Holdover Petition, what does that mean? Read More...

Housing Advisor – November 30, 2016 – Unregulated Apartment Rent Increases 
I live in a basement apartment and my landlord told me that he was going to increase my rent next month, can he do that? Read More...

Housing Advisor – December 7, 2016 – Rent Control Increases
I have succession rights for my parent’s rent control apartment.  Can you explain to me how the rent gets increased? Read More...

Housing Advisor – December 14, 2016 – Holiday Greetings 
Holiday Greetings To All Our Readers! Read More...

Housing Advisor – December 21, 2016 – Help for People with Disabilities
I have a problem with my back and I have difficulty getting into and out of the bathtub.  Can I ask my landlord to install grab bars? Read More...

Housing Advisor - December 28, 2016 - Primary Residence 
What constitutes a “Primary Residence”? Read More...
 

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