Rent stabilization

In an unusual move, the nine-member voted to freeze rents on stabilized apartments for the first six months of one-year leases while allowing landlords to increase rent by 1.5% for the next six months.
'We have a possibility of winning stronger rent laws now, but the Democrats aren't going to do it themselves. We have to keep up the pressure.'
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'This is a company that has shown a brazen disregard for human life and an insatiable obsession with its bottom line.'
The vote was 5-4 in favor of the rent increases, disappointing tenants.
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A combination of lax state oversight and rent law loopholes mean landlords could have a field day.
One rent-stabilized tenant says her rent was increased from $762 a month to $1,883 a month even though no comparable renovation work was done.
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