senate Bill S1775

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits an owner from adjusting the amount of preferential rent upon the renewal of a lease

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to housing, construction and community development
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S1775 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5473
Law Section:
Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974
Laws Affected:
Amd §10, Emerg Ten Prot Act of 1974; amd §26-511, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S448, A1364A
2009-2010: S2251, A465A

S1775 - Summary

Prohibits an owner from adjusting the amount of preferential rent, rent charged and paid by the tenant which is less than the legal regulated rent for the housing accommodation, upon the renewal of a lease; only allows the owner to make such adjustments upon a vacancy which is not the result of the failure of the owner to maintain a habitable residence.

S1775 - Sponsor Memo

S1775 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1775

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. KRUEGER, DIAZ, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN, PERALTA,
  PERKINS, SERRANO, 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 emergency tenant protection act of nineteen seven-
  ty-four and the administrative code  of  the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation to the regulation of rents

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (a-2) of section 10 of section 4 of chapter 576
of the laws of 1974, constituting the emergency tenant protection act of
nineteen seventy-four, as amended by section 13 of part B of chapter  97
of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (a-2)  Provides  that  where the amount of rent charged to and paid by
the tenant is less than the legal regulated rent for the housing  accom-
modation, the amount of rent for such housing accommodation which may be
charged [upon renewal or] upon vacancy thereof may, at the option of the
owner,  be  based upon such previously established legal regulated rent,
as adjusted by [the most recent] ALL applicable guidelines increases and
other increases authorized by law; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH  VACANCY
SHALL  NOT  BE  CAUSED  BY  THE  FAILURE OF THE OWNER OR AN AGENT OF THE
OWNER, TO MAINTAIN THE HOUSING  ACCOMMODATION  IN  COMPLIANCE  WITH  THE
WARRANTY  OF  HABITABILITY  SET  FORTH IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION TWO
HUNDRED THIRTY-FIVE-B OF THE REAL PROPERTY LAW.   Where,  subsequent  to
vacancy,  such  legal  regulated  rent,  as  adjusted by the most recent
applicable guidelines increases and any other  increases  authorized  by
law is two thousand dollars or more per month or, for any housing accom-
modation  which  is  or becomes vacant on or after the effective date of
the rent act of 2011, is two thousand five hundred dollars or  more  per
month,  such housing accommodation shall be excluded from the provisions

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

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