I have been in my home for 21 years I would like to know if my basement has permit to rent?

Asked by Net, Springfield Gardens, Queens, NY Wed Aug 25, 2010

I am not sure if my basement apartment has a permit to rent it. How can I obtain this information?

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Ralph Windsc…, Agent, Hauppauge, NY
Wed Aug 25, 2010
Rental permits usually have to be renewed every two years. Your certificate of occupancy should also contain information on whether your basement is considered "finished". In order to be legal, basement apartments must meet certain building codes.

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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Wed Aug 25, 2010
You can check with your local building department--see links for additional information.
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/contact/contact.shtml
http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/html/owners/illegal-conversions.shtml
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