publications, texts and tools listed below are resources to help owners and
tenants find answers to their questions, understand their rights and obligations,
and the regulations that govern rental housing in New York City. If you cannot
find the answer to your question after reviewing these resources, try our FAQ page
or email your question to our knowledgeable
out the top 5 viewed housing resources:
HPD's Guide to your Rights as a Tenant
The NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) provides information on rights and responsibilities of tenants. Information available includes links to legal help for low-income New Yorkers; housing discrimination issues; housing court; housing rules and regulations; and a guide to Useful Information about Housing Rules and Regulations for Building Owners and Tenants: ABC's of Housing (pdf).
Affordable Housing Resource Center
section of NYC.gov offers information on all
aspects of City housing, including renting an apartment, buying a home,
affordable housing lottery listings and apartment maintenance issues. It
also includes links to several city housing agencies.
Deregulation - When
can an apartment be deregulated?
Code - Building Code of the City of New York (with links to other Dept. of Building publications)
Rent Regulation Fact Sheets, NYS Division of Housing and Community
- Disabilities - "Housing
Resources," Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
- Discrimination -
Fair Housing NYC (NYC Commission on Human Rights and NYC HPD)
- Glossary - Your
source for definitions of rent regulation terms.
- FAQ's - A
great place to start to get answers to your most frequently asked housing
Court 1 - "Housing Court Information Sheets" - City-Wide
Task Force on Housing Court, Inc.
Court 2 - "A
Tenant's Guide to (Borough) Housing Court" - The Association of
the Bar of the City of New York
Maintenance Code, NYC
to the Rent Guidelines Board - covers the
structure, function and history of the Board and its role in the rent
stabilization system, by Timothy Collins
1 - "Alternative
Dispute Resolution: How to Resolve Your Dispute Without Going to Court," The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
2 - List
of Community Mediation Centers in NYC
- Pets - "Companion Animals in NYC Apartments," The
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
- Radon - "Radon:
The Invisible Intruder," NYS Attorney General's Office
Act of 2011
Law of 2003
Regulation Reform Act, 1997
Stabilized Building List - A list of buildings that contain rent stabilized apartments.
8 Housing Information
- Seniors - "Housing
Guide for Seniors," NYS Attorney General
Claims Court - Guides
to Small Claims Court
Rights - "Tenant's Rights Guide," NYS Attorney General's
Lease Calculator - a downloadable application for calculating vacancy
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