senate Bill S1305

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to charges for the installation or use of certain appliances in housing accommodations subject to rent control and rent stabilization

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S1305 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §26-513.1, NYC Ad Cd; amd §6, Emerg Ten Prot Act of 1974
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3088
2009-2010: S6619

S1305 - Summary

Relates to charges for the installation or use of certain appliances in housing accommodations subject to rent control and rent stabilization; requires landlords to remove extra charges for appliances after the full cost has been recouped through rent payments.

S1305 - Sponsor Memo

S1305 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1305

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction  and
  Community Development

AN  ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York and the
  emergency tenant protection act of nineteen seventy-four, in  relation
  to  charges for the installation or use of certain appliances in hous-
  ing accommodations subject to rent control and rent stabilization

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

  Section  1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended
by adding a new section 26-513.1 to read as follows:
  S 26-513.1 LIMIT PASS-ALONG COST OF  APPLIANCES  IN  LEASES.  WHERE  A
LANDLORD  INCLUDES  A  CHARGE  FOR  ANY  APPLIANCE AS PART OF A TENANT'S
MONTHLY RENT, SUCH AMOUNT MAY ONLY BE CHARGED UNTIL  SUCH  TIME  AND  IN
SUCH  AMOUNT AS TO COVER THE COST OF SUCH APPLIANCE, INCLUDING ANY DOCU-
MENTED INTEREST. WHEN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF THE APPLIANCE, PLUS ANY INTER-
EST AMOUNT INCURRED BY THE LANDLORD FOR THE PURCHASE OF SUCH  APPLIANCE,
HAS  BEEN  PAID  BY THE TENANT, THE LANDLORD SHALL DECREASE THE TENANT'S
RENT BY SUCH ADDITIONAL CHARGE. A LANDLORD SHALL MAINTAIN RECORDS  DOCU-
MENTING ANY AMOUNTS PAID, INCLUDING INTEREST, FOR AN APPLIANCE.
  S  2.  Section  6  of  section  4  of chapter 576 of the laws of 1974,
constituting the emergency tenant protection act  of  nineteen  seventy-
four is amended by adding a new subdivision h to read as follows:
  H.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THIS ACT TO THE CONTRARY, WHERE A
LANDLORD INCLUDES A CHARGE FOR ANY  APPLIANCE  AS  PART  OF  A  TENANT'S
MONTHLY  RENT,  SUCH  AMOUNT  MAY ONLY BE CHARGED UNTIL SUCH TIME AND IN
SUCH AMOUNT AS TO COVER THE COST OF SUCH APPLIANCE, INCLUDING ANY  DOCU-
MENTED INTEREST. WHEN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF THE APPLIANCE, PLUS ANY INTER-
EST  AMOUNT INCURRED BY THE LANDLORD FOR THE PURCHASE OF SUCH APPLIANCE,
HAS BEEN PAID BY THE TENANT, THE LANDLORD SHALL  DECREASE  THE  TENANT'S

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

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