senate Bill S6427

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits landlords, lessors, sub-lessors and grantors from demanding brokers' fees from a tenant

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to judiciary
Apr 28, 2021 referred to judiciary


S6427 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §238-a, RP L

S6427 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits landlords, lessors, sub-lessors and grantors from demanding brokers' fees from a tenant.

S6427 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6427 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              April 28, 2021
 Introduced  by Sen. BRISPORT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
 AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to prohibiting  land-
   lords,  lessors, sub-lessors and grantors from demanding brokers' fees
   from a tenant

   Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 238-a of the real
 property law, as added by section 10 of part M of chapter 36 of the laws
 of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   (a)  Except  in  instances where statutes or regulations provide for a
 payment, fee or charge, no landlord, lessor, sub-lessor or  grantor  may
 demand any payment, fee, or charge for the processing, review or accept-
 ance  of  an  application,  or  demand  any other payment, fee or charge
 before or at the beginning of the tenancy, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED  TO
 BROKER'S FEES, except background checks and credit checks as provided by
 paragraph  (b) of this subdivision, provided that this subdivision shall
 not apply to entrance fees charged by continuing care retirement  commu-
 nities  licensed  pursuant  to  article  forty-six or forty-six-A of the
 public health law, assisted living providers licensed pursuant to  arti-
 cle forty-six-B of the public health law, adult care facilities licensed
 pursuant to article seven of the social services law, senior residential
 communities  that have submitted an offering plan to the attorney gener-
 al, or not-for-profit  independent  retirement  communities  that  offer
 personal  emergency  response, housekeeping, transportation and meals to
 their residents.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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