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Rent Stabilization & Rent Control Lawyer New York City

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Landlords are notorious for taking advantage of tenants residing in rent controlled properties. In many cases, your rent increase or potential eviction may be completely against the law. Contact the experts at Aronov Law NY to understand your legal rights as a resident of these rent subsidized apartments or homes. Once we can build your case we can file a law suit against your landlord and get you the discounts you are legally entitled to.

7 Steps To Understanding NYC Rent Stabilization Laws

  1. Purpose:
    • Rent stabilization laws aim to protect tenants in certain residential properties from excessive rent increases and provide stability in the rental market.
  2. Coverage:
    • Rent stabilization typically applies to buildings with six or more units built before a certain date (usually before 1974) in certain designated areas, primarily in New York City.
  3. Rent Increases:
    • Under rent stabilization, landlords are limited in the amount they can increase rents annually. The Rent Guidelines Board determines the allowable percentage increase each year.
    • Increases are usually based on the cost of maintaining the building and providing services, as well as other economic factors.
  4. Lease Renewals:
    • Tenants under rent stabilization have the right to renew their leases, and landlords are generally required to offer lease renewals unless there are legal grounds for eviction.
  5. Eviction Protections:
    • Rent-stabilized tenants have protections against unjust eviction. Landlords must have a valid legal reason, such as non-payment of rent or violation of lease terms, to evict a tenant.
  6. Regulatory Agencies:
    • The New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) oversees rent stabilization regulations and enforces compliance with the law.
  7. Rent Registrations:
    • Landlords of rent-stabilized buildings are required to register the rents with the DHCR annually and provide tenants with a copy of the registration.

Changes & Updates That Require Our Legal Expertise & Guidance:

  1. Legislative Reforms:
    • Over the years, there have been legislative reforms and updates to rent stabilization laws in New York State. These changes may affect the coverage, rent increase percentages, eviction protections, and other aspects of the law.
  2. Court Decisions:
    • Court decisions and legal challenges may also impact the interpretation and enforcement of rent stabilization laws.
  3. Local Regulations:
    • Local governments, particularly in New York City, may have additional regulations or programs related to rent stabilization.

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