senate Bill S3168

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Grants tenants right to withhold portion of rent for failure of landlord to provide heat

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Jan 31, 2013 referred to judiciary

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S3168 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A251
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add §235-h, RP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S458, A5948
2009-2010: S3858, A414

S3168 - Summary

Grants tenants right to withhold one-tenth of one month's rent for each day the owner of a multiple dwelling fails to provide heat during winter months, from November to March, where the landlord is given 24 hours notice of insufficient heat.

S3168 - Sponsor Memo

S3168 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3168

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, SERRANO, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered
  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judici-
  ary

AN ACT to amend the real property law,  in  relation  to  the  right  of
  tenants  to  withhold  rent  payments  for  the  landlord's failure to
  provide heat

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

  Section  1.  The  real property law is amended by adding a new section
235-h to read as follows:
  S 235-H. TENANT RIGHT TO WITHHOLD RENT FOR FAILURE TO PROVIDE HEAT. IF
ANY OWNER OF A MULTIPLE DWELLING RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING HEAT  TO  THE
TENANTS OF SUCH DWELLING SHALL FAIL TO PROVIDE SUCH SERVICE WITHIN TWEN-
TY-FOUR  HOURS  OF A NOTIFICATION BY THE TENANT TO THE OWNER, HIS OR HER
AGENT, EMPLOYEE OR REPRESENTATIVE, THAT SUCH TENANT IS RECEIVING  INSUF-
FICIENT  HEAT  DURING  THE  MONTHS OF NOVEMBER THROUGH MARCH, THE TENANT
SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEDUCT ONE-TENTH OF ONE MONTH'S RENT FROM HIS OR
HER RENT PAYMENTS FOR EACH DAY ON WHICH THE OWNER SHALL HAVE  FAILED  TO
PROVIDE HEAT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01792-01-3

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