Air Conditioning Surcharge Update

Michael Littman, Partner

The DHCR has updated the Thirty Sixth Annual Update of Section B of Supplement No. 1 to Operational Bulletin 84-4 for the Air Conditioning Surcharge.

This Operational Bulletin states what the permissible charges are for the use and/or initial installation of an air conditioner for both Rent Stabilized and Rent Controlled housing accommodations in New York City.

An owner may charge a tenant $27.16 per month for the use of air conditioners in rent stabilized and rent controlled accommodations which were initially installed between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022 if electricity costs are included in the rent.

For air conditioners in rent stabilized accommodations in electrical inclusion buildings previously installed between October 1, 1985 and September 30, 2021, the allowable charge per annum is hereby increased to $325.96 per air conditioner ($27.16 per month), effective October 1, 2021.

Where the rent controlled or rent stabilized tenant pays for his or her own electricity and purchases and installs his or her own air conditioner between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022, a $5.00 per month per air conditioner charge will be payable to the owner only if the air conditioner protrudes beyond the window line.

For all other details, please review the Update below.

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