senate Bill S2377

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting legal fees to be charged by a lessor or agent thereof

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Housing, Construction And Community Development Committee


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Jan 03, 2018 referred to housing, construction and community development
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S2377 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1089
Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §26-416, amd §26-512, NYC Ad Cd; amd §6, Emerg Ten Prot Act of 1974; amd §4, Emerg Hous Rent Cont L; add 234-a, RP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6113, A8262
2015-2016: S3591, A1156
2019-2020: S3358, A2623
2021-2022: S2014, A5040

S2377 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits lessors or agents thereof from assessing a lessee any fee for legal services in connection with any operation or rental of a residential unit unless the lessor has the legal authority to do so.

S2377 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2377 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2377

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ALCANTARA -- 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, the emergen-
  cy  housing rent control law and the real property law, in relation to
  prohibiting charges for legal fees

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

  Section  1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended
by adding a new section 26-416 to read as follows:
  § 26-416 UNAUTHORIZED LEGAL FEES.  A LESSOR OR AGENT THEREOF SHALL  BE
PROHIBITED  FROM  ASSESSING A LESSEE ANY FEE, SURCHARGE OR OTHER CHARGES
FOR LEGAL SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE OPERATION OR RENTAL OF A RESI-
DENTIAL UNIT UNLESS THE LESSOR HAS THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO DO SO PURSUANT
TO A COURT ORDER. ANY AGREEMENT OR ASSESSMENT TO THE CONTRARY  SHALL  BE
VOID AS CONTRARY TO PUBLIC POLICY.
  §  2.  Section  6  of  section  4  of chapter 576 of the laws of 1974,
constituting the emergency tenant protection act  of  nineteen  seventy-
four, is amended by adding a new subdivision f-1 to read as follows:
  F-1.  A  LESSOR  OR AGENT THEREOF SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM ASSESSING A
LESSEE ANY FEE,  SURCHARGE  OR  OTHER  CHARGES  FOR  LEGAL  SERVICES  IN
CONNECTION WITH THE OPERATION OR RENTAL OF A RESIDENTIAL UNIT UNLESS THE
LESSOR  HAS  THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO DO SO PURSUANT TO A COURT ORDER. ANY
AGREEMENT OR ASSESSMENT TO THE CONTRARY SHALL BE  VOID  AS  CONTRARY  TO
PUBLIC POLICY.
  § 3. Section 26-512 of the administrative code of the city of New York
is amended by adding a new subdivision g to read as follows:
  G.  A  LESSOR  OR  AGENT  THEREOF SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM ASSESSING A
LESSEE ANY FEE,  SURCHARGE  OR  OTHER  CHARGES  FOR  LEGAL  SERVICES  IN
CONNECTION WITH THE OPERATION OR RENTAL OF A RESIDENTIAL UNIT UNLESS THE

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

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