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Terminate non-regulated rent in Manhattan ?

Posted by Bertrand Legault on October 05, 1998 at 21:43:18:

Have non-rent regulated appt. in Manhattan. I'd like to terminate lease before term.
Anybody knows what are the "provisions of section 226-b" or where I can get a copy ?

Thanks in advance

Full text:

I have an appartment in midtown Manhattan. It's not rent-regulated (1100$ for a tiny studio). I live in Canada and my wife lives (most of the time) in NYC. I want to move to NYC and will need bigger appt. (this one is too small for two)

Finding-a-job timing, etc. makes it unsuitable for us to complete the current lease (due 99-03) and we would like the landlord to re-lease (or sublet?) it himself.

In the current lease contract I've read the following:

"A tenant has the right to sublet his/her apartment, even if subletting is prohibited in the lease, provided that the tenant complies strictly with the provisions of Real Property Law Section 226-b."
(here are some reference details (from
New York State Real Property Law (RPL)
Chapter 50 (52?)
Article 7: Landlord and tenant
Section 226b. Right to sublease or assign)

I've also read (I think) that the landlord might be more enclined to re-lease it himself instead of having me sublet it ! Does it make sense ??

Does anybody know what are the "provisions of section 226-b" or where I can get a copy ? NY Public Library ? NYS-DHCR ? NYCHA ?


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