senate Bill S197

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to recovery of certain housing accommodations by a landlord

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S197 - Details

Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd §§26-408 & 26-511, NYC Ad Cd; amd §10, Emerg Ten Prot Act of 1974; amd §5, Emerg Hous Rent Cont L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S81
2009-2010: S2642A

S197 - Summary

Relates to recovery of certain housing accommodations by a landlord; limits a landlord's ability to take possession of units for their own primary residence, permit recovery of only one unit, and restrict such ability if the tenant has occupied the apartment for twenty or more years.

S197 - Sponsor Memo

S197 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   197

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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, the
  emergency tenant protection act of nineteen seventy-four and the emer-
  gency housing rent control law, in relation  to  recovery  of  certain
  housing accommodations by a landlord

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 1 of subdivision  b  of  section  26-408  of  the
administrative  code  of  the  city  of  New  York is amended to read as
follows:
  (1) The landlord seeks in good faith to recover possession of a  hous-
ing  accommodation because of immediate and compelling necessity for his
or her own personal use and occupancy AS HIS OR HER PRIMARY RESIDENCE or
for the use and occupancy of his or her immediate family AS THEIR PRIMA-
RY RESIDENCE provided,  however,  that  this  subdivision  shall  PERMIT
RECOVERY  OF  ONLY ONE HOUSING ACCOMMODATION AND SHALL not apply where a
member of the household lawfully occupying the housing accommodation  is
sixty-two years of age or older, has been a tenant in a housing accommo-
dation  in  that building for twenty years or more, or has an impairment
which results from anatomical,  physiological  or  psychological  condi-
tions,  other  than  addiction  to  alcohol, gambling, or any controlled
substance, which are demonstrable by medically acceptable  clinical  and
laboratory diagnostic techniques, and which are expected to be permanent
and  which  prevent  the tenant from engaging in any substantial gainful
employment; or
  S 2. Subparagraph (b) of paragraph  9  of  subdivision  c  of  section
26-511  of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to
read as follows:
  (b) where he or she seeks to  recover  possession  of  one  [or  more]
dwelling  [units] UNIT BECAUSE OF IMMEDIATE AND COMPELLING NECESSITY for
his or her own personal use and occupancy as his or  her  primary  resi-

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