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Alan Leventh…,  in New York, NY

What are the limits in how many people can share a 4 bedroom rent stabilized apartment in NYC?

Asked by Alan Leventhal Claire Richard, New York, NY Fri Feb 8, 2013

I understand that the leaseholder can't charge any more than the legal rent.

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Hello Alan, here is a link which may be helpful to you, give particular attention to section 310;
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Hi Alan,

NYC occupancy law prohibits more than three unrelated people from living in an apartment whether it's rent stabilized, market rent or a condo or coop sublet.

While common, it is illegal in NYC for more than three unrelated people to share an apartment.

Mitchell Hall
Lic Assoc RE Broker
The Corcoran Group
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 9, 2013
Mitchell, Thanks a lot. I live in a 4 bed pre-war stabilized apt and the LL is hassling us. We probably need to get a good lawyer Alan .
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Mitchell Hall, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Interesting...Are inlaws and cousins counted as related or is it immediate family, parents and kids
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