Housing Advisor News Column

Housing Advisor – September 20, 2017 - SCRIE/DRIE 
How can I get on SCRIE/DRIE? Read More...

Housing Advisor – September 13, 2017 - Small Building Owner Unit 
I have a six unit building in Astoria. Is there an agency that provides assistance to owners regarding rent regulations? Read More...

Housing Advisor – September 6, 2017 - Preferential Rent 
Preferential Rent is rent that is charged to a tenant which is lower than the Legal Rent. Read More... 

Housing Advisor – August 30, 2017 - Heat & Electronic Payment 
HEAT Regulations – Local Law 86 of 2017 Read More...

Housing Advisor – August 23, 2017 - Reporting On Bedbugs 
There have been changes made to legislation by the NYC Council regarding BED BUGS! Read More...

Housing Advisor – August 16, 2017 - Property Registration 
This is a reminder that there is less than one month to File a Property Registration with HPD! Read More...

Housing Advisor – August 9, 2017 - 421A 
I live in Astoria, in a newly built building – am I a Rent Stabilized tenant or a Fair Market tenant?  How can I find out? Read More...

Housing Advisor – August 2, 2017 - Individual Apartment Improvements (IAI)
Do I have to pay for an improvement to my apartment (IAI) if I never signed an agreement for the landlord – that said I’d pay?  Read More...

Housing Advisor – July 26, 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 – July 19, 2017 - Free Clinics For Property Owners 
 HPD is beginning a FREE Property Owners Clinic starting on July 12 and running once a month through December 2017. Read More...

Housing Advisor – July 12, 2017 - Pet Laws 
I live in a rent stabilized apartment; do I have the right to have a pet?  Read More...

Housing Advisor – July 5, 2017 - Rent Stabilization Guideline Increases
Rent Stabilized Apartment Renewal Increase Guidelines Number 49 Read More...

Housing Advisor – June 28, 2017 – Preferential Rent 
Preferential Rent is an issue that is prevalent in Astoria Read More...

Housing Advisor – June 21, 2017 – 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 – June 14, 2017 – SCRIE/DRIE 
How can I get on SCRIE/DRIE? Read More...

Housing Advisor – June 7, 2017 – Housing Court
Why do I have to sign a window guard form every year?  Read More...

Housing Advisor – May 31, 2017 - Window Guards
Why do I have to sign a window guard form every year?  Read More...

Housing Advisor – May 24, 2017 Small Building Owner Unit 
I have a six unit building in Astoria. Is there an agency that provides assistance to owners regarding rent regulations?  Read More...  


Housing Advisor – May 17, 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 – 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...

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