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Sounds as if you're paying for electric heat. Ask the super whether the boiler in the cellar is for more than hot water.
I see now it is posted. There must be some glitches as many other tenants tried to post without success. What I wanted to say is that the building is not finished and all the tenants are facing many problems( water leaks, window that do not seal well, cold etc...) however the biggest problem is the electricity bill. It ranges from 300 USD(studio) to 900USD(2 bedrooms) and it has not been explained well why this happens. We do assume we are charged for something we are not using or our meters run in an unusual way. Do not move until this issue of the electricity has been solved as you would end up paying so much for not even using your apartment.. The rest is fine and it is a very nice building.
Why my comments and those of many others living in this building are not posted? this is not a transparent service.
always check the management company of any building you rent in.
I think I know what neighborhood this is in.
Yes. Interview a few brokers by phone and stick with one. You should just pay the fee because they will find you an apartment and in the end, it's worth it. Besides, if the owner pay the fee or any part of the fee, he makes up for it by charging a higher rent.
I am new to this fee broker world and so far what I see makes me want to pack my bags and leave NYC. All I want is a place to live! We were shown an no fee apartment and the same night submitted our application. The next day the agent calls us to tell us the landlord switched to pay only half the fee; however, he agreed to continue processing our application and of course charged us application fee. Because the whole thing smells fishy to me at this point because no deposit was taken and have a hard time believing he is going eat the fee. So I googled the apartment again and noticed it was relisted by a different broker charging a one month broker fee. When I googled I found the name of the management company of the apartment building and they also own 6 other buildings in the area, but when I tried to call direct then number has been disconnected. This is a large 6 story apartment building so people live there - thoughts to what is going on. Are we out our application fee and just keep looking??
In my old RS tenement, hot water was included in the rent but heat wasn't. Landlord only had to provide a means of heating (space heaters with chimneys to the old fireplaces) but tenant paid for fuel. That's why the RS rent-increase amounts are different depending on who pays for heat.
Or it could be that the wall units are supplied with heated water or steam by the building, the cost of which is in your CCs. Then the tenant's electric bill would cover only the cost of running the fan in the wall unit.
Then there're buildings where every apartment has its own water heater. too, so the tenant pays for that as well. In every case the lease has to be modified to fit the apartment's utility situation and is clear about who pays for what.
You agreed to provide a heated apartment, so will have to cover that part of the ConEd bill attributable to the electric heat. I don't know how you'd divvy it among heat, AC, and the rest.
Why is the electric not in their name?
I have a tenant who signed an universal lease. The following utilities are included in the rent- heat , hot water, gas. Apartment has a wall units in every room for ac/heat. tenant is refusing to pay electric bills.Please advise
Wow! In an industry dominated by imbeciles, this agent is truly a special kind of stupid. Bizzarro capitalization being the very least of it.
Or maybe this thread was meant to be charmingly self-deprecating?
That was disrespectful - you were supposed to capitalize Sponsor when you posted. You better be more mindful of who is paying you.
From the minute you walk in the building,you feel special and will be well-cared for. The building is kept up and the sponsor himself lives in the building. The apartments are grand and spacious and most have fabulous views. There are so many different floorplans available which makes it more special. From the Doorman,Concierge and Super, they only want to please you and your family. As a broker,I see many buildings in the city. The Beekman Regent is always a pleasure to show in.. so I felt I had to write this.
When you rent a tenant, do you have to be careful to pay the nanny tax?
I have worked with the owner and have rented numerous tenants in this building. All of which have been extremely happy with the services and continue to have strong relationships with them.
This building to me is one of the best condos in all of NYC.
I think "rough" means the areas next to housing projects. I guess the assumption is that these "rough" people are up to no good and travel only close to the projects.
flyflyfly84, tell us more about you and your fiance.
Life is cheap in Harlem.
There are no rough parts in Harlem don't let these people fool you. Don't bother them and they wont bother you. I went to High School in Harlem never had a problem.
What would you say is the "rough" part in East Harlem?
The rule in my building says "the floors of each apartment must be covered with rugs or carpeting to the extent of at least 80% of the floor area of each room, excepting only kitchens, bathrooms, closets, and pantries."
I assume this means the entire floor area, not just the floor area not already covered by furniture. Is this correct?
Also, anyone know if hallways are in general covered by the 80% rule?
I agree with several of the messages above. I was in the building often for about 6 months. The staff of the building was one of the nicest I have dealt with in 9 years in residential real estate. The sponsor was more than reasonable during any negotiations and offered to go above and beyond what most landlords would do in certain situations. He frequently asked myself and my colleague Wendy Jodel's opinion on how he could improve the apartments. We also had the opportunity to meet several tenants in the building who all expressed that they were very happy with the way the building was run. Just my two cents!
FC - Still wondering about your RW identity; if it is as one theory goes, you don't live in you mother's basement; if it as competing theories go, you are never leaving your mother's basement regardless of any decisionmaking power you imagine you possess.
I'm really starting to think, if I ever move out of my mother's basement (can't beat the rent!), I might really consider moving into this Beekman Regent building in Manattan. If my biggest concern is who else will I fit in my king-sized bed and at my dining room table, then I can truly feel like I am at Home.
I will keep on writing my positive reviews about the building and staff. I have not had an issue here once, and I hope this will last. As of today- the building, the staff, the service and the area have treated me very kindly. No complaints.. except that it's too cold in NYC right now!
My experience with this building has been nothing but great. It seems to me the opinions of very few are bringing a negative connotation to this building and as someone who's been happy and completely satisfied since day 1 of stepping foot in this building (many years ago) I simply cannot understand why. The staff is incredibly friendly and among some of the most professional and courteous that I've encountered in my 22 years of living in NYC. The building oozes modern sophistication, pre warm charm and all the necessary amenities that I need/ want. I love, love, love it here.
You can't just be made a shareholder. If the shares belonged to a deceased relative the shares are probably in an estate which would have to be settled. If it has been settled and she has inherited the shares she still needs to be approved by the board and she must fit in the HDFC regulations. That said many HDFC boards don't follow all the rules. If you want to effect any change in the situation I suggest you run for the board. I am sure there is more to the story but not sure a board would approve anyone as a shareholder who doesn't pay their bills.
Thank you for this info. I have found out that she has been made a shareholder but has not been granted the stockshare yet. She lived in the building during the transition but the unit was sold to a now deceased family member. The board seems mostly interested in money and has the understanding that she cannot be tried for anything other than arrears, at least until the arrears case is itself resolved. Do you know whether that is in fact the case? She has been in court with the building for decades and nothing has changed. Gas is not part of maintenance. I believe there is some interest in trying to offer a buy out but little optimism that she will accept.
Are you on the board? If she is in your HDFC she was probably the city's tenant before the conversion, wonder why she didn't buy her unit. I assume the coop owns the unit and will sell it when the apt is vacated. And she must pay her gas bill if it hasn't been turned off, if its paid for in the maintenance, you might be able to have it shut off. If you are the board you need to be persistent and patient it will take a long time, and your management company should lead the effort. You should sue for back rent but she probably doesn't have any money, but you might be able to garnish something. It's important not to get swayed by emotion. If the coop owns the unit you can try buying her out. Most HDFC coop's lawyers were referred by HPD and tend to lean towards the city's view of things and I don't think anyone wants to see this woman on the street.
The judge doesn't want her to be homeless. It has been in the bylaws for years that these dogs are not allowed. A lot of the stuff that she has done has been documented. I'm thinking we probably need to get a better attorney?
Sorry to say it, but the judge is probably favoring her situation for a reason.
Its really hard to prove animal attacks and negligence. I don't know much about politics, but the dog thing is probably not her only violation. If you are in a coop you and her neighbors might even be able to enact some sort of unpleasant rule that she will have to abide by. Even if its simple and petty, if she doesn't follow the rule it will give you more legitimacy in court.
Although the 25k in back owed fees can be a lot of $$ for some people.
If you really want to get rid of her befriend her, and get her to make bad financial decisions. I once had a terrible roommate that was like this.
Always late w the rent, she use and brake others peoples things. She would even wear other peoples clothing out, and then pretend that she didn't.
Eventually she wanted to go on an expensive and lavish trip to impress her new BF. When we finally went to court over the unpaid rent she didn't have the $$ the court decided she owed us.
Eventually we got back for the missed rent, but she did have to move.
$5-$10. Probably $10 if the moving work was very minimal. You don't need to tip so high in the future. But you will probably need his help again, and if you start the relationship strong ( I E you're friendly and a good tipper) the super will probably come when ever you call.
I just moved into a small apartment (rental) in Queens. Nothing fancy. The super isn't live in, but has been around a lot and is friendly. I will have cable installed soon and he offered to let the company into my apartment. How much do I tip him afterwards? I don't have that much money to spend, but I'm from overseas, so afraid that I'm rude not tipping enough. He also helped me shove a mattress in the elevator and I didn't have cash on me (I am still adjusting, I never have cash on me back home), so already feel a bit guilty not tipping him for that.
see the comment section on the 222 w 21st street listing. Not a place you want to move into
I haven't spoken with all of the other tenants but the ones I have are equally dissatisfied with their apartments
Renovated apartment in a lousy building, what were you hoping for? The old bones don't change. Neither does the landlord
Do other tenants have the same problems?
I've been in one of the newly renovated apartments for 5 months now and it's been a disaster since day 1. At separate times we've had issues that have prevented us from eating, sleeping and bathing in our own apartment (yes, we've had times when we couldn't eat, sleep or bath in the apt we pay for). Management is nice but incompetent at best; It takes weeks and sometimes months to get things fixed. The building didn't have gas for the first 4 months we lived here.
This is my 3rd apartment in NYC and has been by far the worst experience I've had. They've given us a small rent abatement to make up for the issues but I'd much rather pay my full rent and have a functional apartment. This might be a nice place to live in 2-3 years but I strongly suggest not moving into one of the newly renovated units they are offering right now.
Villager is incorrect. The current sublease allowance is three years out of every five. They are strict about enforcing this policy. This is no longer an investor friendly building and you won't get board approval if you are purchasing to rent.
i have a friend who lives here. They amended the sub-lease policy a few years ago. It used to be quite liberal but the low owner occupancy rate was keeping banks from lending in the bldg so they changed it to 2 out of 5.
The condo plan is available for free here:
I've done deals in this building before, but I think of Ken Barkoff at Barkoff Residential as a real 24 Fifth specialist. Drop him a line.
Does anyone know of the current subleasing policy? I see a lot of previous rentals. I'm looking for an investor friendly building to buy a small apartment to rent out.
You should try and find out if the building has a tenant association? They might be able to help.
Not agnostic, antagonistic. And he is right.
47 heating complaints, 35 vermin complaints, 2 City-initiated court cases, leaks, a broken elevator, and a problem with mold. Does not sound someone I want as my landlord.
I can't believe they are an agnostic landlord. This is worse than Michelle not bowing.
66 Saint Nicholas is owned and managed by Newcastle Realty Services, an incompetent and antagonistic Upper Manhattan landlord. These guys own several buildings, of which this is one, that they consistently mismanage and fail to deliver services like gas, heat and hot water during the winter.
Yelp users complain specifically about this building having a shitty, unpleasant property manager and lost security deposits for no justifiable reason.
Don't deal with these slimebalms. There are cheaper, nicer, larger studios elsewhere uptown.
No hot water in the morning. You have to run the water for at least 30 minutes for hot water to start. BEWARE! This is the "luxury" building experience.
I lived in the Windermere for 6 years as a rental tenant before the building was sold. If they're truly going to be ready for occupation this fall then good on 'em. When we moved out late last year there was still a large amount of demo/construction going on. Have only poked my head in a couple of times since so don't know the full scoop currently.
I will say that there were a large number of controlled/stabilized tenants who did NOT want to budge for the new owners. Don't know what's happening/happened with them but I'd imagine there may still be a fairly hefty contingent of hold-outs.
building looks good from online prices seem close to typical for the area. has anyone viewed in person?
does anyone know when move in's start?
Have you been in the apartment since 2008?? It would be pretty hard to get to $2,000 from $780. In addition to the 20% increase, the landlord could collect about a .5% increase for each year of the prior tenant's 21-year tenancy, so closer to 35% total. Still, that would require a $40,000 renovation to get to $2,000. Try this calculator
While this tenant attorney is prominent in the field, I've heard no feedback about him.
Landlords can increase rents by 18.25% for one-yr leases and 20% for two-yr leases after a vacancy on top of adding 1/40th of the cost of any renovation or major capital improvement to the monthly rent. Once the rent reaches
Landlords can deregulate the apartment by adding the cost of renovation improvements to the rent until it reaches the deregulation threshold of $2000 once it is vacated. The only person that can shed light on this issue is your landlord.
I need help with a confusing situation in my apt. Most tenants in my building are rent regulated and I wondered why I pay market, so I got rent records from dchr. Those say my unit was rent-stabilized in 1984, turned over in 1987 but remained RS, and was occupied by that same tenant until 2008. The final legal regulated rent was $780. That year the landlord declared the unit exempt from RS as a "high rent vacancy." But the legal regulated rent in was nowhere near the $2000 threshold. Also no indication that the unit was combined with another to be a new unit. How was this legal?
And if it wasn't, what should I do? I want to pay the rent I'm supposed to pay under the law, but I don't want to get booted as a troublemaker.
De Blasio is looking to raise the minimum wage.
Owner of this apartment requires 80x combined income coverage of this apartment (assuming 1 person living in each bedroom) vs. the 40x standard usually required. Something useful to note that is not reflected in the listing but will be required at application.
>As an almost decade-long resident of Manattan,
As a former resident of the building, I advise anyone considering the building to perform some serious due diligence.
The Beekman Regent Condominium is absolutely fantastic. Warm, welcoming and elegant. It has one of the most courteous and respectful staffs that I've ever interacted with. As an almost decade-long resident of Manattan, I've had a plethora of experiences with building employees across the board. In my opinion, that is one of the top 3 considerations when choosing where you live. The concierge is respectful, attentive and organized. The doorman actually OPENS the door for you and assists with deliveries and taxi hailing. Whenever I walk in, he greets me with a smile on his face. To me that makes a profound difference. I sat in the lobby for over an hour to get a real feel for how the building operates, and my experience was very pleasant. The hallways, amenities and common areas are excellently maintained. As for the apartments themselves, the layouts are MUCH more generous than a lot of other condominiums. Dining rooms you can actually fit a table in and enjoy. As for the king-sized bedrooms, the advantages of that are implicit. By and large, the residences feel like homes and not cookie-cutter Manhattan apartments. The Townhouse and Loft units (for those who can afford them) are some of the most unique and creative apartments I’ve ever seen. I've been in buildings in the past that made me discouraged and disappointed. This is not one of them. I would recommend The Beekman Regent to any and all. Two thumbs up.