Everybody, he assured her, was well off in Lowick: not a cottager in those double cottages at a low rent
but kept a pig, and the strips of garden at the back were well tended.
LARKANA -- A group of Hindu community members on Sunday held a demonstration in front of the Bhuttos mausoleum in Garhi Khuda Bukhsh Bhutto against the Larkana Hindu Panchayat for handing over portion of a Gaushala (cows abode) to some influential figures and favourite traders on low rent
Dwellings will be for both sale and rent (a third will be set aside for low rent
social housing) and the project includes small workshops and studios with communal facilities such as cafe, nursery and health centre.
The nine member board voted for a proposed 4 percent hike in one-year leases and 6 percent for two-year leases, along with a low rent
supplement of $15 for those units renting for less than $500.
There is also a low rent
supplement of $15 for apartments renting for $500 or less and a minimum rent of $215, equivalent to the welfare shelter allowance for one person.
"This was a tremendous property with considerable upside potential, given the relatively low rent
levels of some of the existing tenants," said Robert A.
No vacancy factor was approved by the nine-member board, and the same low rent
supplement was proposed for those stabilized apartments where the current rent is less than $450.
New leases are calculated using a new formula that can increase rents on a two-year lease by 20 percent and has other low rent
supplements and increases based on the length of the previous tenancy.
While the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) has voted increases of two percent and four percent for new one- and two-year leases respectively, an RGB-approved low rent
supplement of $15 for apartments renting for less than $450 (provided the new rent plus guidelines increases does not go over $465), as well as a 5 percent sublet allowance and a two percent increase for rooming house units, are under legal attack by tenants.
The low rent
supplement has been changed to $15 for rents of $400 or less, however, it can only be charged if the resulting rent is $415 or less, including the guidelines increase.
"Over the past 30 years, New York City lost nearly half of its low rent
, private housing through abandonment, arson and foreclosure.