Bill Text: NY A04392 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires landlords to furnish each tenant either renewing or entering into a lease with a rider describing the rights and duties of landlords and tenants; further requires the rider to conform to the intent of section 5-702 of the general obligations law.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-04 - referred to housing [A04392 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A04392-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          4392
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 4, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Housing
        AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to requiring a  land-
          lord  to furnish to each tenant signing a new or renewal lease a rider
          describing the rights and duties of landlords and tenants
          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  223-c to read as follows:
     3    § 223-c. Renters' Bill of Rights. 1. Each landlord subject under  this
     4  article  shall furnish to each tenant either renewing or entering into a
     5  lease, a rider describing the  rights  and  duties  of  the  contracting
     6  parties.  The lease shall have in bold print appearing on the first page
     7  the following: "Attached to this lease is a 'Renters'  Bill  of  Rights'
     8  with the pertinent rules and regulations governing the rights and duties
     9  of landlords and tenants."  Such rider shall include information regard-
    10  ing  relevant  rent  control  or  regulation, as well as the appropriate
    11  administrative or judicial body for hearing  and  determining  potential
    12  disputes between landlord and tenant.
    13    2.  The  rider  shall  appear  in larger type than the lease and shall
    14  conform to the intent of section 5-702 of the general obligations law.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04959-01-9
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