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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to judiciary|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S1376
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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S1376 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S1376 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the real property law, in relation to the duty of a landlord to provide a written receipt of rent paid SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 235-e of the Real Property Law is amended by authorizing that the printed name and address of the managing agent or designee of a residential real property can substitute for the signature and title of the person receiving the rent on a rent receipt and adding three new subdivisions" Subdivision (b) directs landlords upon a tenant's written request to provide the tenant in cases where the rent is paid in part by the office of social services or the office of temporary and disability with a receipt. Subdivision (c) authorizes the court to impose a twenty five dollar rent reduction for each failure to comply with this section. Subdivision (d) directs the Office of Court Administration to inform tenants of their right to receive a rent receipt and the information that must be included in the receipt. JUSTIFICATION: This legislation makes several technical adjustments in Section 235-e of the real property law to strengthen tenant's rights and reinforce landlord's obligations to provide tenants with rent receipts. The
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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