Bill Text: NY A01336 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires landlords to include a line on the rent bill stating the amount of rent which represents the tenant's portion of property taxes for the premises.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-15 - referred to housing [A01336 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A01336-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          1336
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 15, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. QUART -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Housing
        AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation  to  requiring  land-
          lords  to  include  a line on the rent bill stating the amount of rent
          which represents the tenant's portion of property taxes for the  prem-
          ises
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The real property law is amended by adding  a  new  section
     2  235-h to read as follows:
     3    §  235-h.  Statement  of tenant's portion of property taxes. In a city
     4  with a population of one million or more, a landlord shall notify his or
     5  her tenants of the portion of their rent which represents such  tenant's
     6  portion of property taxes for the premises. Such notice shall be sent on
     7  either  an  annual  or  monthly  basis. The tenant's portion of property
     8  taxes shall be calculated by dividing the annual property tax as  listed
     9  on the most recent quarterly statement from the New York City department
    10  of  finance  by twelve to determine the total monthly property tax, then
    11  by the total number of units, as listed on the annual notice of property
    12  value, to determine the monthly property tax burden for each  unit.  The
    13  notice shall include the statement: "This is the portion of your monthly
    14  rent  which  represents  your portion of taxes on these premises, calcu-
    15  lated by dividing the total monthly property tax burden for the premises
    16  by the total number of units on the premises and the total monthly prop-
    17  erty tax." Landlords who send a rent bill may include this statement  on
    18  the rent bill.
    19    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01350-01-9
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