2019 New York Rent Regulation Checklist

2019 New York Rent Regulation Checklist

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The NY Rent Regulation Checklist presents major topics covered by:



BUYER BONUS: We are currently sending a complimentary supplement summarizing the recent changes to the rent laws to every book buyer.  

About the Book:
Since the 2014 amendments to the Rent Stabilization Code and the creation of the Tenant Protection Unit, the state and city have been aggressively going after landlords who have deregulated apartments illegally, including many who have done so unwittingly.

As a result, apartments are being forced back into regulation—the state estimates that 50,000 units have been returned to regulation over the past few years!

Confused about the Rent Regulations? Check the most comprehensive, up-to-date reference guide for New York landlords BEFORE you make an expensive call to your attorney about:

  • Whether a recently vacated apartment can be deregulated;
  • Whether to attempt to recover an apartment for owner occupancy;
  • Whether to challenge the denial of rent increase for an MCI; or
  • Any other rent regulatory issue

The 2019 New York Rent Regulation Checklist will help you:

  • Protect your legally deregulated apartments from being forced back into regulation
  • Deregulate eligible apartments while reducing the risk of agency action
  • Win disputes arising from tenant overcharge complaints
  • Get maximum allowable rent increases
  • Avoid raising red flags that attract the scrutiny of the TPU, the DHCR, and other agencies enforcing the rent regs  

Modeled after the popular New York City Apartment Management Checklist, this new book presents each chapter with plain English explanations of the law and regs, including:

  • Who Is Affected
  • What the Law Requires
  • How to Comply
  • Deadlines
  • Penalties for Failure to Comply
  • Forms Required
  • Relevant Text of Law


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Eileen O’Toole, Esq. practices landlord-tenant law with a concentration in landlord-tenant litigation, particularly disputes concerning rent control and rent stabilization issues. A partner at the law firm of Borah, Goldstein, Altschuler, Nahins & Goidel, P.C., Ms. O’Toole also writes New York Landlord v. Tenant, a monthly case law digest; and the annual NYC Apartment Management Checklist, both published by The Habitat Group.

Table of Contents 


About the Author            

Table of Forms 

  1. Assignment, Subletting & Roommates   
  2. Demolition         
  3. DHCR Powers & Procedures       
  4. Eviction of Rent-Regulated Tenants        
  5. Fair Market Rent Appeals           
  6. Harassment of Tenants 
  7. Hardship Rent Increase
  8. High-Rent/High-Income Deregulation    
  9. High-Rent Vacancy Deregulation              
  10. Horizontal Multiple Dwellings    
  11. Individual Apartment Improvements      
  12. Leasing Requirements  
  13. Major Capital Improvements    
  14. Nuisance by Tenants     
  15. Owner Occupancy          
  16. Permanent Tenants: Hotels, SROs, Rooming Houses        
  17. Pets      
  18. Preferential Rents          
  19. Primary Residence         
  20. Rent Control Coverage 
  21. Rent Fraud         
  22. Rent Overcharge             
  23. Rent Registration            
  24. Rent Stabilization Coverage        
  25. Rent Subsidies: SCRIE & DRIE      
  26. Rent Surcharges for Appliances & Utilities            
  27. Required Services           
  28. Security Deposits            
  29. Short-Term Rentals        
  30. Substantial Rehabilitation            
  31. Succession Rights            
  32. Tax Benefit Programs    
  33. Temporary Exemption from Rent Stabilization    
  34. Tenant Protection Unit 
  35. Miscellaneous Requirements



Complimentary Download: Rent Overcharge
Owners of rent-controlled and rent-stabilized apartments are subject to claims of rent overcharge for collecting rents in excess of legal rents, and may be liable for refunding the overcharge plus interest and/or treble damages. Charging rents in excess of either the legal regulated rent under rent stabilization or the maximum collectible rent (MCR) under rent control is prohibited by applicable law and regulations.  Click HERE to get your complete guide on RENT OVERCHARGE






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