Landlord member sought for Westchester Rent Guidelines Board

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The Westchester County Board of Legislators is looking to fill a landlord vacancy on the Rent Guidelines Board. Here’s the announcement:

Westchester Legislators Announce Landlord Opening on County’s Rent Guidelines Board

White Plains, NY – The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) announced today it is seeking an owners’ representative to serve on the Westchester County Rent Guidelines Board.

“The Board of Legislators is searching for qualified owner candidates to be considered for this important board,” said Legislator MaryJane Shimsky (D-Hastings-on-Hudson), chair of the BOL’s Appointments Committee. “This member of the Rent Guidelines Board should be in place in time for the public hearings in June.

The New York State Emergency Tenant protection Act of 1974 (ETPA) provides for the establishment of County Rent Guidelines Boards in Westchester, Rockland and Nassau counties. The boards independently set the maximum allowable rates for rent adjustments effective October 1 of each year, for renewal and vacancy leases in ETPA apartments.

Presently, there is a vacancy on the Westchester County Rent Guidelines Board for an owners’ representative. To be qualified to serve, applicants must be residents of Westchester County. No member, officer or employee of any municipal rent regulation agency or the State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, and no person who owns or manages real estate covered by this law, or who is an officer of any owner or tenant organization, shall serve on a rent guidelines board.

The BOL makes recommendations to the Commissioner of the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal and appointments are made by the State.

Interested individuals with suggestions or questions can call Wendy Wild, the coordinator for the BOL Appointments Committee, at (914) 995-2883.

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