NYC rent board votes to increase rents in regulated units
Rents will be on the rise again for the 1 million rent-regulated apartments in the city this fall.
The Rent Guidelines Board voted Monday to increase rents 3.75 percent for one-year leases and 7.25 percent for two-year leases. The increases kick in Oct. 1 and last for one year.
A separate proposal to add a 1 percent rental surcharge to cover the rising cost of heating oil was not voted on.
Initially, the 2.5 million renters in the Big Apple who are covered by rent-stabilized laws faced as much as a 5.75 percent increase for one-year leases and up to 9 percent for two-year leases. Building owners say the increases are needed to cover rising operational costs.