• null

    Maximum Base Rent

    The Maximum Base Rent (MBR) is the absolute maximum amount of rent a Landlord can charge to a Rent Controlled tenant.

Maximum Base Rent

The Maximum Base Rent (MBR) is the absolute maximum amount of rent a Landlord can charge to a Rent Controlled tenant.

The MBR is increased every 2 years by a percentage determined by DHCR

The MBR can also be increased by Major Capital Improvements (MCI) increases.

The rent that Rent Controlled tenants actually pay is called the Maximum Collectible Rent (MCR).

  • The MCR is usually less than the MBR.
  • By law, the MCR cannot be increased by more than 7.5% per year (up to the ceiling of the MBR) for each year of the two year MBR cycle, unless there is an approved MCI increase.

Every two years, in the even year (2002, 2004, 2006), Owners with Rent Controlled tenants must file a Maximum Base Rent Increase Application. For MBR requirements see Fact Sheet Number 22