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Tenant's Rights Guide

 


HPD's Guide to your Rights as a Tenant

The NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) also offers a guide to Useful Information about Housing Rules and Regulations for Building Owners and Tenants: ABC's of Housing.


New York State Attorney General
TENANTS' RIGHTS GUIDE

The NYS Attorney General offers a Tenants' Rights Guide.
Check the Attorney General's website for this guide (in pdf format).

Topics Include:

Apartment Information Vendors and Sharing Agencies
Apartment Sharing
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Continuation of Utility Services
Crime Prevention
Disabilities
Discrimination
Elevator Mirrors
Entrance Door Locks and Intercoms
Eviction
Government-Financed Housing
Harassment
Heating Season
Hot Water
Individual Locks, Peepholes and Mail
Landlords' Duty to Repair
Lead Paint
Lease Succession Rights
Lease Terminations for Military Personnel
Lease Terminations for Victims of Domestic Violence
Leases - What is a Lease?
Lease Provisions
Lobby Attendant Service
Month-to-Month Tenants
Offices of the Attorney General
Oil Payments
Pets
Real Estate Brokers
Renewal Leases
Rent Charges
Rent Control
Rent Overcharges
Rent Regulated Housing
Rent Security Deposits
Rent Stabilization
Retaliation
Right to Privacy
Senior Citizen Lease Terminations
Smoke Detectors
Special Types of Housing
Subletting or Assigning Leases
Tenant Organizations
Truth in Heating
Warranty of Habitability
Window Guards

 

THE ORGANIZATIONS LISTED BELOW MAY ALSO BE USEFUL TO TENANTS

NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL (DHCR)
(866) 275-3427 - General Information
(718) 739-6400 - Rent Stabilization/Rent Control Hotline

NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (PSC)
(800) 342-3355 -Service Discontinuance (Gas, Electric Shutoff)
(800) 342-3377 -Help Line (Service, Billing Complaints Re: Gas, Electric, Phone, Cable TV)

NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF STATE
(212) 417-5800 - Division of Licensing Services (real estate brokers, agents)

NEW YORK CITY LOFT BOARD
(212) 788-7610

NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
(888) 392-3644 - Toll Free Number
(212) 961-8650 - Upper Manhattan Office
(212) 480-2522 - Lower Manhattan Office

NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY (NYCHA)
(212) 306-3000

NEW YORK CITY DEPT OF HOUSING PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT (HPD)
Dial 311

US DEPT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)
(212) 264-8000 - New York Regional Office

TO FIND OUT MORE

These other pamphlets are available by contacting the Attorney General's office:

• Housing Guide for Senior Citizens
• How to Handle Problems with a Co-op's Board of Directors
• How to Handle Problems with a Condominium's Board of Managers
• Cooperative and Condominium Conversion Handbook
• What To Do About Problems With Your Homeowners Association
• Manufactured Home Tenant's Rights
• Home Improvement Fact Sheet
• Radon: The Invisible Intruder

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