senate Bill S494

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Allows retroactively to apply the rent reduction based upon failure to maintain services for accommodations regulated by the rent stabilization law

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to housing, construction and community development
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S494 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง26-514, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2727, A6410
2009-2010: S1541, A10867, A362

S494 - Summary

Provides that a rent reduction made pursuant to the rent stabilization law of 1969 and based upon a reduction in services provided by a landlord shall be retroactive to the date occurring 30 days after the date upon which the tenant applied to the division of housing and community renewal for such a reduction.

S494 - Sponsor Memo

S494 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced  by Sen. 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  administrative code of the city of New York, in
  relation to rent reduction based upon a failure to  maintain  services
  for  purposes of the rent stabilization law of nineteen hundred sixty-


  Section  1.  Section  26-514 of the administrative code of the city of
New York, as amended by chapter 116 of the laws of 1997, is  amended  to
read as follows:
  S 26-514  Maintenance of services.  In order to collect a rent adjust-
ment  authorized  pursuant to the provisions of subdivision d of section
26-510 of this chapter an owner must file with  the  state  division  of
housing  and  community  renewal, on a form which the commissioner shall
prescribe, a written certification that he or  she  is  maintaining  and
will  continue to maintain all services furnished on the date upon which
the emergency tenant protection act of nineteen seventy-four  becomes  a
law or required to be furnished by any state law or local law, ordinance
or regulation applicable to the premises. In addition to any other reme-
dy  afforded by law, any tenant may apply to the state division of hous-
ing and community renewal, for a reduction in the rent to the  level  in
effect  prior  to  its most recent adjustment and for an order requiring
services to be maintained as provided in this section,  and the  commis-
sioner shall so reduce the rent if it is found that the owner has failed
to  maintain  such  services. SUCH REDUCTION SHALL BE RETROACTIVE TO THE
TO  THE  DIVISION  FOR  SUCH A REDUCTION. The owner shall also be barred
from applying for or collecting any further rent increases. The restora-

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


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