New York Mayor Bill de Blasio wants state lawmakers to expand tenant protections for the city's 1 million rent-regulated apartments.
He plans to unveil his proposals on Tuesday. The Daily News (http://nydn.us/1R98aAO ) says they include:
- Eliminating a rule that lets landlords automatically increase rent by 20 percent each time a tenant moves out.
-Setting new restrictions on rent surcharges for apartment or building improvements. They now can permanently increase rent. De Blasio wants to make them temporary.
Rent regulations are shaping up to be a major topic for the state Legislature in the coming weeks. The rules expire June 15.
Tenant advocates are praising de Blasio's stand. But the Rent Stabilization Association, a landlords' group, says the current regulations have worked well as far as money for building improvements.
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