assembly Bill A8262A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting legal fees to be charged by a lessor or agent thereof

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2014 reported referred to rules
Jun 03, 2014 reported referred to codes
May 28, 2014 print number 8262a
May 28, 2014 amend and recommit to housing
Jan 08, 2014 referred to housing
Nov 20, 2013 referred to housing

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A8262 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6113
Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add §234-a, RP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A1156, S3591
2017-2018: A1089, S2377
2019-2020: A2623, S3358
2021-2022: A5040, S2014

A8262 - Summary

Prohibits lessors or agents thereof from assessing a lessee any fee for legal services in connection with any operation or rental of a residential unit unless the lessor has the legal authority to do so.

A8262 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  8262

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            November 20, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. DINOWITZ, MILLMAN, GOTTFRIED, ROSA, ROSENTHAL --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  DenDEKKER,  MAYER  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Housing

AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to legal fees

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The real property law is amended by adding  a  new  section
234-a to read as follows:
  S  234-A. UNAUTHORIZED LEGAL FEES. A LANDLORD SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM
CHARGING OR INCLUDING ANY FEE, SURCHARGE OR OTHER ASSESSMENT  FOR  LEGAL
SERVICES  IN  CONNECTION WITH ANY BILLING OR OTHER CORRESPONDENCE WITH A
TENANT UNLESS THE LANDLORD HAS THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO DO SO PURSUANT  TO
A COURT ORDER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11887-02-3

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A8262A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6113
Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add §234-a, RP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A1156, S3591
2017-2018: A1089, S2377
2019-2020: A2623, S3358
2021-2022: A5040, S2014

A8262A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits lessors or agents thereof from assessing a lessee any fee for legal services in connection with any operation or rental of a residential unit unless the lessor has the legal authority to do so.

A8262A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 8262--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            November 20, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. DINOWITZ, MILLMAN, GOTTFRIED, ROSA, ROSENTHAL,
  MOSLEY, CLARK, PICHARDO, COOK, CRESPO, SEPULVEDA, BENEDETTO,  KAVANAGH
  --  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO, CAMARA, DenDEKKER, MAYER --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Housing --  recommitted  to
  the Committee on Housing in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to legal fees

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  real property law is amended by adding a new section
234-a to read as follows:
  S 234-A. UNAUTHORIZED LEGAL FEES. A LESSOR OR AGENT THEREOF  SHALL  BE
PROHIBITED  FROM  ASSESSING A LESSEE ANY FEE, SURCHARGE OR OTHER CHARGES
FOR LEGAL SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE OPERATION OR RENTAL OF A RESI-
DENTIAL UNIT UNLESS THE LESSOR HAS THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO DO SO PURSUANT
TO A COURT ORDER. ANY AGREEMENT OR ASSESSMENT TO THE CONTRARY  SHALL  BE
VOID AS CONTRARY TO PUBLIC POLICY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11887-06-4