City stock of rent-stabilized apartments down

June 05, 2008 09:23AM

The city lost 4 percent of its rent-stabilized apartments last year, the state Division of Housing and Community Renewal said. Complaints by rent-stabilized tenants being harassed by landlords increased 31 percent, while complaints of overcharging increased nearly 20 percent, according to Leslie Torres, the state Deputy Commissioner for Rent Administration. On June 19, the city Rent Guidelines Board will vote on proposed increases of 3.5 to 7 percent for one-year leases and 5.5 to 9.5 percent for two-year leases. 

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