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Building demolition - What are tenant relocation benefits?
Rent regulated tenants should consult HCR Fact Sheet #11 on Demolition for information. Unregulated tenants are not generally entitled to any benefits.
My landlord has illegally converted the basement into apartments. What can be done about it?
An illegal conversion is an alteration or modification of an existing building to create an additional housing unit without first obtaining approval from the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB). To find out more, and/or to file a complaint, consult DOB on Illegal Conversions
If my stabilized building was converted from 6 to 5 units - can I still get a renewal lease?
In general, if the owner converts a rent regulated building into one with five or fewer units, the tenants in occupancy remain under rent regulation. For more information, contact HCR .
My landlord is demolishing my building - what are my rights?
Here are two scenarios: