Created by Right to Counsel NYC Are Courts Open? Kind of. As of June 22, Landlords can sue, but mostly
My landlord says I have to pay rent online because COVID-19, what can I do? You do not have to
Why is my landlord suddenly asking for my personal financial information? In early May, Governor Cuomo issued and order saying
In a typical rent strike, tenants collectively withhold their rent money from the landlord as a means of using their
There is an Eviction Moratorium in New York State. Courts are closed, landlords cannot sue you and you cannot be
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Bedbugs in New York City Apartments Why are bedbugs such a problem in New York City? Bedbugs, the tiny, biting
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How can I get assistance with paying back-rent? You may be eligible for assistance in paying back rent if you
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.
Learn more about illegal evictions and lockouts.
Learn how to form a tenants’ association with tenants in your building.
Learn more about holdover evictions and what to do if a case is initiated against you.
Learn what to do if your landlord isn’t providing essential services or making prompt repairs.
Public Housing – New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) owns and operates 178,000
Learn more about how to identify and eliminate mold in your home.
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