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Fact Sheets

Fact Sheets describe the major elements of rent control and rent stabilization in New York City, and outside New York City. More details on these matters can be obtained by calling, writing or visiting one of the DHCR borough or district offices.

  • Fact Sheet #1: Rent Stabilization and Rent Control - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #2: Rent Stabilization Lease Rider - [ PDF] - New

  • Fact Sheet #3: Required and Essential Services - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #4: Lease Renewal in Rent Stabilized Apartments - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #5: Vacancy Leases in Rent Stabilized Apartments - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #6: Fair Market Rent Appeals - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #7: Sublets, Assignments, and Illusory Tenancies - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #8: Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974 (ETPA) - Chapter 576 Laws of 1974 as Last Amended - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #9: Security Deposits - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #10: Eviction from an Apartment Based on Owner Occupancy - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #11: Demolition - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #12: Rent Increases for Individual Apartment Improvements (IAI) - [ PDF] - New

  • Fact Sheet #13: Fuel Cost Adjustment - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #14: Rent Reductions for Decreased Services - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #15: Heat and Hot Water - [ PDF]
    Also see: Home Energy Fair Practices Act (HEFPA)

  • Fact Sheet #16: Collecting Overcharges in Rent Stabilized Apartments in New York City - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #17: Harassment - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #18: Appealing a Rent Administrator's Order: Petition for Administrative Review - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #19: Small Building Owner's Assistance Unit - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #20: Special Rights of Disabled Persons - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #21: Special Rights of Senior Citizens - [ PDF] - New

  • Fact Sheet #22: Maximum Base Rent Program (MBR) - Questions and Answers for Owners - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #23: Fuel Cost Adjustment - Questions and Answers for Owners - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #24: Major Capital Improvements (MCI) - Questions and Answers - [ PDF] - New

  • Fact Sheet #25: Window Guards - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #26: Guide to Rent Increases for Rent Stabilized Apartments in New York City - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #27: Air Conditioners - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #28: Painting Rent Controlled Apartments - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #29 - currently under revision

  • Fact Sheet #30: Succession Rights - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #31: Guide to Rent Increases for Rent Stabilized Apartments in Nassau County - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #31a: Guide to Rent Increases for Rent Stabilized Apartments in Rockland County - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #31b: Guide to Rent Increases for Rent Stabilized Apartments in Westchester County - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #32: Eviction - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #33: Useful Life Schedule for Major Capital Improvements - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #34: Expedited Proceedings - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #35: Collectibility of Major Capital Improvement (MCI) and/or Owner Individual (OI) Rent Increases Where the Rent is Reduced Because of Diminution of Services - [ PDF] - New

  • Fact Sheet #36: High-Rent Vacancy Deregulation and High-Rent High-Income Deregulation - [ PDF] - New

  • Fact Sheet #37: De Minimis Conditions in Building-Wide or Individual Apartment Areas - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #38: Substantial Rehabilitation - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #39: Comparative and Alternative Hardship - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #40: Preferential Rents - [ PDF] - New

  • Fact Sheet #41: Tax Abatements - [ PDF] - New

  • Fact Sheet #42: Hotels, SROs and Rooming Houses - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #43: Foreclosure and Owner and Tenant's Rights - [ PDF]

  • Fact Sheet #44: Fees - [ PDF] - New

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Last updated on 05/21/15