senate Bill S513

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to alternative hardship applications for properties subject to the rent stabilization code

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S513 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd §26-511, NYC Ad Cd; amd §6, Emerg Ten Prot Act of 1974
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1298, A2881
2009-2010: S7079, A8668

S513 - Summary

Relates to alternative hardship applications for properties subject to the rent stabilization code.

S513 - Sponsor Memo

S513 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction and
  Community Development

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York and  the
  emergency  tenant protection act of nineteen seventy-four, in relation
  to hardship applications


  Section  1.  Paragraph  6-a  of subdivision c of section 26-511 of the
administrative code of the city of  New  York  is  amended  to  read  as
  (6-a)  provides  criteria  whereby  as  an alternative to the hardship
application provided under paragraph six of this subdivision  owners  of
buildings  acquired  by  the same owner or a related entity owned by the
same principals [three] SIX years prior to the date of  application  may
apply to the division for increases in excess of the level of applicable
guideline increases established under this law based on a finding by the
commissioner  that such guideline increases are not sufficient to enable
the owner to maintain an annual gross  rent  income  for  such  building
which  exceeds  the  annual operating expenses of such building by a sum
equal to at least five percent of such gross rent. For the  purposes  of
this  paragraph, operating expenses shall consist of the actual, reason-
able, costs of fuel, labor,  utilities,  taxes,  other  than  income  or
corporate  franchise taxes, fees, permits, necessary contracted services
and non-capital repairs, insurance, parts and supplies, management  fees
and  other  administrative costs and mortgage interest. For the purposes
of this paragraph, mortgage interest shall be deemed to mean interest on
a bona fide mortgage including an allocable portion of  charges  related
thereto.  Criteria  to be considered in determining a bona fide mortgage
other than an institutional mortgage shall  include;  condition  of  the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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