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2020 New York Rent Regulation Checklist

Jan 2020 | 926 Pages

The Latest Rent Laws: What Every NY Landlord Needs to Know

The 2020 Edition includes ALL significant changes to the NEW rent law, involving:

  • Luxury deregulation
  • Vacancy and renewal leases
  • Preferential rents
  • Rent overcharge
  • MCI rent increases
  • Individual apartment improvement increases

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 2020 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 regulations, including:

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

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

About the Author: 
Eileen O’Toole, Esq. is the principal of the Law Office of Eileen O’Toole. Ms. O’Toole’s practice focuses on counseling owners and prospective purchasers of residential properties on rent regulatory issues, as well as appearing in court actions and administrative proceedings to litigate disputes over leasing, rent overcharge, vacancy deregulation, and other housing issues.