Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Most jurisdictions hold that basement apartments are illegal. For example, from the Town of Hempstead Building Department where I reside:
" Under no circumstances are basement apartments permitted"
But let's go to NYC: what if the basement apartment was registered as a rent stabilized apartment but was still illegal? DMARC 2007-CD5 212th ST. LLC v. RIJO, 2016 NY Slip Op 50053 - NY: Appellate Term, 1st Dept. 2016: