Rent Control

Rent control is the older of the two rent regulation systems in place in New York City. Today it covers only those tenants who live in buildings built before February 1, 1947 and who have lived in their apartments since July 1, 1971 (if the building has fewer than three units, since April 1, 1953), or a person who succeded an apartment who was in since then.

Late Fees

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Preferential Rents

What is preferential rent? What is a “legal rent”?  Preferential rent is any rent charged to a rent stabilized tenant that

Preferential Rents

What is a “preferential rent”? Many rent stabilized tenants pay a rent that is less than the rent the landlord

Rent Stabilized Lease Renewals

What are the current legal rent increases for rent-stabilized apartments? For rent-stabilized leases being renewed between October 1, 2018 and

Housing Discrimination

The City Human Rights Law protects residents of most types of housing in New York City against discrimination. If you

Subletting your Apartment

Do I have the right to sublet my apartment? In New York City, tenants in privately-owned buildings of four or

Security Deposits

How much of a security deposit is my landlord allowed to require? Regulated or unregulated the amount of a security

Who is Eligible for Succession?

  Which family members are eligible to succeed an apartment? The definition of a traditional family member eligible for succession