senate Bill S1168

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires landlords to furnish each tenant either renewing or entering into a lease with a document describing the rights and duties of landlords and tenants

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
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S1168 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2790
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add §223-c, RP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2827, A2370, A9006
2009-2010: S3537, A5456

S1168 - Summary

Requires landlords to furnish each tenant either renewing or entering into a lease with a rider describing the rights and duties of landlords and tenants; further requires the rider to conform to the intent of section 5-702 of the general obligations law.

S1168 - Sponsor Memo

S1168 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1168

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced    by    Sens.   STEWART-COUSINS,   ADAMS,   BRESLIN,   DIAZ,
  HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, SAMPSON, SERRANO,  STAVISKY  --
  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to requiring a  land-
  lord  to furnish to each tenant signing a new or renewal lease a rider
  describing the rights and duties of landlords and tenants

  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
223-c to read as follows:
  S 223-C. RENTERS' BILL OF RIGHTS. 1. EACH LANDLORD SUBJECT UNDER  THIS
ARTICLE  SHALL FURNISH TO EACH TENANT EITHER RENEWING OR ENTERING INTO A
LEASE, A RIDER DESCRIBING THE  RIGHTS  AND  DUTIES  OF  THE  CONTRACTING
PARTIES.  THE LEASE SHALL HAVE IN BOLD PRINT APPEARING ON THE FIRST PAGE
THE FOLLOWING: "ATTACHED TO THIS LEASE IS A 'RENTERS'  BILL  OF  RIGHTS'
WITH THE PERTINENT RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES
OF LANDLORDS AND TENANTS."  SUCH RIDER SHALL INCLUDE INFORMATION REGARD-
ING  RELEVANT  RENT  CONTROL  OR  REGULATION, AS WELL AS THE APPROPRIATE
ADMINISTRATIVE OR JUDICIAL BODY FOR HEARING  AND  DETERMINING  POTENTIAL
DISPUTES BETWEEN LANDLORD AND TENANT.
  2.  THE  RIDER  SHALL  APPEAR  IN LARGER TYPE THAN THE LEASE AND SHALL
CONFORM TO THE INTENT OF SECTION 5-702 OF THE GENERAL OBLIGATIONS LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03298-01-3

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