senate Bill S1376

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Imposes additional requirements with respect to the duty of a landlord to provide tenants with a written receipt for rent paid

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Jan 09, 2013 referred to judiciary

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S1376 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1772
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง235-e, RP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S339, A157
2009-2010: S4125, A7510

S1376 - Summary

Imposes additional requirements with respect to the duty of a landlord to provide tenants with a written receipt for rent paid and directs the office of court administration to embark upon a campaign to inform tenants of their right to the same; authorizes the court to impose a twenty-five dollar rent reduction for each failure to comply with this section.

S1376 - Sponsor Memo

S1376 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1376

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MONTGOMERY  -- 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  the  duty  of  a
  landlord to provide a written receipt of rent paid

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

  Section 1. Section 235-e of the real property law, as amended by chap-
ter 848 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:
  S 235-e. Duty of landlord to provide written  receipt.  (a)  Upon  the
receipt  of  rent  for  residential  premises in the form of cash or any
instrument other than the personal check of the tenant, it shall be  the
duty of the landlord to provide the payor OR IF PAID IN WHOLE OR PART BY
A  SOCIAL  SERVICES  DISTRICT  OR THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY
ASSISTANCE, THEN THE TENANT,  with  a  written  receipt  containing  the
following:
  1. The date;
  2. The amount;
  3. The identity of the premises and period for which paid; and
  4.  The  signature  and  title of the person receiving the rent OR THE
PRINTED NAME, ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF THE LICENSED  REAL  ESTATE
BROKER  OR  FIRM IN CHARGE OF THE DWELLING OR THE PRINTED NAME, NEW YORK
CITY ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF  THE  MANAGING  AGENT  OR  DESIGNEE
DESCRIBED  IN  PARAGRAPH FIVE OF SUBDIVISION A OF SECTION 27-2098 OF THE
ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK.
  (b) Where a tenant, in writing, requests that  a  landlord  provide  a
receipt  for  rent  paid  by personal check, it shall be the duty of the
landlord to provide the payor with the receipt described in  subdivision
(a) of this section for each such request made in writing.
  (C)  IN  ADDITION  TO  ANY OTHER REMEDY AUTHORIZED BY LAW, A COURT MAY
IMPOSE A TWENTY-FIVE DOLLAR REDUCTION IN THE RENT FOR  EACH  FAILURE  TO

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

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