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DHCR Fact Sheets

The New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR), the state agency responsible for administering the rent regulation laws, publishes Fact Sheets that describe the major elements of rent control and rent stabilization in New York City, and outside New York City.

Each of the Fact Sheets may be viewed by clicking on the link for each below, which will open the link on the DHCR Web site in a new window. All Fact Sheets are now available only in pdf format.* The Fact Sheets are subject to revision by DHCR. To see the most up-to-date list of Fact Sheets, see the Fact Sheet listing on the DHCR Web site. For additional information, contact DHCR.

DHCR also offers additional useful information on their Web site, including specific web pages for both owners and tenants.

List of Fact Sheets:

  • Fact Sheet #1: Rent Stabilization and Rent Control - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #2: Rent Stabilization Lease Rider - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #3: Required and Essential Services - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #4: Lease Renewal in Rent Stabilized Apartments - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #5: Vacancy Leases in Rent Stabilized Apartments - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #6: Fair Market Rent Appeals - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #7: Sublets, Assignments, and Illusory Tenancies - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #8: Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974 (ETPA) - Chapter 576 Laws of 1974 as Last Amended - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #9: Security Deposits - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #10: Eviction from an Apartment Based on Owner Occupancy - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #11: Demolition - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #12: Rent Increases for Individual Apartment Improvements (IAI) - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #13: Fuel Cost Adjustment - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #14: Rent Reductions for Decreased Services - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #15: Heat and Hot Water - [pdf version]
    Also see: Home Energy Fair Practices Act (HEFPA)
  • Fact Sheet #16: Collecting Overcharges in Rent Stabilized Apartments in New York City - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #17: Harassment - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #18: Appealing a Rent Administrator's Order: Petition for Administrative Review -[pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #19: Small Building Owner's Assistance Unit - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #20: Special Rights of Disabled Persons - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #21: Special Rights of Senior Citizens - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #22: Maximum Base Rent Program (MBR) - Questions and Answers for Owners - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #23: Fuel Cost Adjustment - Questions and Answers for Owners - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #24: Major Capital Improvements (MCI) - Questions and Answers - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #25: Window Guards - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #26: Guide to Rent Increases for Rent Stabilized Apartments in New York City - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #27: Air Conditioners - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #28: Painting Rent Controlled Apartments - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #29 - currently under revision
  • Fact Sheet #30: Succession Right - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #31: Guide to Rent Increases for Rent Stabilized Apartments in Nassau County - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #31a: Guide to Rent Increases for Rent Stabilized Apartments in Rockland County - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #31b: Guide to Rent Increases for Rent Stabilized Apartments in Westchester County - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #32: Eviction - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #33: Useful Life Schedule for Major Capital Improvements - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #34: Expedited Proceedings - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #35: Collectibility of Major Capital Improvement (MCI) and/or Owner Individual (OI) Rent Increases Where the Rent is Reduced Because of Diminution of Services - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #36: High-Rent Vacancy Deregulation and High-Rent High-Income Deregulation - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #37: De Minimis Conditions in Building-Wide or Individual Apartment Areas - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #38: Substantial Rehabilitation - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #39: Comparative and Alternative Hardship - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #40: Preferential Rents - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #41: Tax Abatements - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #42: Hotels, SROs and Rooming Houses - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #43: Foreclosure and Owner and Tenant's Rights - [pdf version]
  • Fact Sheet #44: Fees - [pdf version]

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Page updated 6/3/2015

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