YONKERS, NY — June 2, 2014 –Chuck Lesnick, Esq., has been appointed Deputy Counsel and Bureau Chief of the ETPA Bureau (Rent Control in the suburbs) at New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), the state’s housing agency. He replaces Michael B. Rosenblatt who has retired.
In Nassau, Rockland and Westchester counties, rent stabilization applies to non-rent controlled apartments in buildings of six or more units built before January 1, 1974 in localities that have declared an emergency and adopted the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974 (ETPA). In order for rents to be placed under regulation, there has to be a rental vacancy rate of less than 5% for all or any class or classes of rental housing accommodations. Some municipalities limit ETPA to buildings of a specific size, for instance, buildings with 20 or more units. The Rent Regulation Reform Act of 1993 (RRRA) exempts certain apartments from regulation including apartments in buildings converted to co-op or condo ownership that are or become vacant on or after July 7, 1993. The local rent guidelines boards (one each in Nassau, Rockland, and Westchester counties) set maximum allowable rates for rent increases in stabilized apartments.
The following is the upcoming schedule for the Westchester Rent Guidelines Board:
Monday, 6/2, 7:00 pm Public Hearing – City Hall, Memorial Room – 1 Roosevelt Square Mount Vernon, NY
Tuesday, 6/3 7:00 pm Public Hearing – Riverfront Library – 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY
Monday, 6/9 7:00 pm Public Hearing Ceremonial Court, 1st Floor, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, White Plains, NY
Monday 6/16 7:00 pm Presentation of the Positions of the Tenant & Owner members of the Board and discussion @ Ceremonial Court, 1st Floor, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, White Plains, NY
Monday 6/23 7:00 pm Public Hearing – For setting Rent Guidelines for the one-year period commencing on October 1, 2014 @ Ceremonial Court, 1st Floor, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, White Plains, NY
Charles S. Lesnick, Esq., Deputy Counsel/ Bureau Chief, Office of Rent Administration, NYS Homes & Community Renewal, 75 South Broadway, 3rd Floor, White Plains, NY 10601. Phone: (914) 948 -4434. Direct email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor’s Note: Much success Chuck!!!