New York Rent Laws
NYC Rent Stabilization Law of 1969
N.Y.C. Admin. Code Sections 26-501 -- 26-520
The New York City Rent Stabilization Law (RSL) is the fundamental
statute establishing Rent Stabilization regulation in New York
City, and through the Rent Stabilization Code, is administered by
the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal
(DHCR). Established in 1969, the RSL is a modification and successor
regulatory scheme to Rent Control. As Rent Control apartments
become vacant, they normally become subject to Rent
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interpret or enforce housing laws. Since housing laws are
complex and often contradictory, it is recommended the reader
obtain competent legal advice from a tenant attorney or
counseling from a tenant association or community group.
NOTE: THIS DOCUMENT DOES NOT INCLUDE AMENDMENTS TO THE
RENT STABILIZATION LAW FROM 1993. These changes, among others,
created the "High Rent/High Income" method of deregulation,
formalized the 1/40 rent increase for individual apartment
improvements and dismantled the rent registration system. These
amendments are found in the Rent Regulation Reform Act of 1993.
The complete Rent Stabilization Law (107k). [only complete with the 1993 amendments, see above]
Table of Contents
- 26-501. Findings and declaration of emergency.
- 26-502. Additional findings and declaration of emergency.
- 26-503. Short title.
- 26-504. Application.
- 26-505. Application to multiple family complex.
- 26-506. Application to hotels.
- 26-507. Application to certain multiple dwellings purchased from the city.
- [Section 26-508 has not been enacted.]
- 26-509. Application to department of housing preservation and development for rent
increase exemptions and equivalent tax abatement for rent regulated property
occupied by certain senior citizens.
- 26-510. Rent guidelines board.
- 26-511. Real estate industry stabilization association.
- 26-512. Stabilization provisions.
- 26-513. Application for adjustment of initial rent.
- 26-514. Maintenance of services.
- 26-515. Recovery of possession.
- 26-516. Enforcement and procedures.
- 26-517. Rent registration.
- 26-517.1. Fees. (contained in Section
- 26-518. Hotel industry stabilization association.
- 26-519. Suspension of registration.
- 26-520. Expiration date.