podcast icon
EPISODE 28

Get up to speed on rent reform, affordability, and the NY mansion tax

The Brick Underground podcast gets you up to speed on rent reform and the changes you can expect when the current laws expire on June 15th.
0:00
0:00
By Emily Myers | May 17, 2019 - 12:00PM 

In the first episode of this season, The Brick Underground podcast will take a look at rent reform and the changes you can expect when it comes to the city's rent-stabilized apartments. We'll consider the changes that might be coming as a result of reforms being thrashed out in Albany. The current laws expire on June 15th, so the changes are less than a month away.  

What's on the table? Ending vacancy decontrol could prevent city apartments cycling out of the rent-stabilized system when the maximum rent of $2,774.76 is reached. Likewise, many tenant activists want to see an end to major capital improvements (MCIs) and individual apartment improvements (IAIs), which they claim landlords use to hike the rents in the guise of minor repairs.

On the other hand, some landlords feel they carry an unfair burden when it comes to making the city affordable and say that without being allowed to increase rent in stabilized apartments, their properties would fall into disrepair. In addition, there's a chance the city might lose rental units if stricter controls prompt building owners to convert their rental complexes to condos or co-ops.

We'll jump into the debate with Moses Gates, an urban planner from Regional Plan Association, and try to make sense of the upcoming changes.

We'll also explore the newly scaled mansion tax with real estate attorney Jerry Feeney and consider ways to make the city more affordable. 

We’d love your feedback. You can contact us via our website or leave us a rating or review at Apple podcasts.

 

Brick Underground articles occasionally include the expertise of, or information about, advertising partners when relevant to the story. We will never promote an advertiser's product without making the relationship clear to our readers.
topics:

Subscribe to the podcast via the links above and please do leave us a rating or review. We'd love to hear your feedback on this or any of our other episodes. Send us AN EMAIL, sign up for our newsletter and follow us on SOCIAL MEDIA.

MORE FROM THE PODCAST ...
05.25.21

Your NYC buying, selling, and ownership questions

As always, the Brick Underground podcast explores your housing issues so you can better navigate the market, find a deal, make sense of the legal jargon, and stay one step ahead of the competition whether you’re renting or buying.
LISTEN
0:00
0:00
05.05.21

Why buying in NYC for the first time can be such a shock

In this episode of the podcast, host Emily Myers is joined by Brick Underground’s managing editor, Jennifer White Karp, and Kobi Lahav, director of sales at Living New York, to talk about what the shocks and surprises buyers often experience when they set out to buy in NYC for the first time. 
LISTEN
0:00
0:00
04.30.21

Spotlight on Queens real estate

In this episode of the podcast host Emily Myers talks with Compass broker, Bianca Colasuonno, about demand for single-family homes in Queens. Sellers should know that buyers have very little appetite for renovating. That means the condition of your place is more important than ever—and Colasuonno has low budget tips to help sellers get the highest bid.
LISTEN
0:00
0:00