Bill Text: NY A04789 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to landlord's proposed rental amenity changes and increased rent.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-05 - referred to housing [A04789 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A04789-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 5, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. BLAKE, BARRON, COOK, GOTTFRIED, HYNDMAN, MOSLEY,
          ORTIZ, SEAWRIGHT, TAYLOR -- read once and referred to the Committee on
        AN ACT to amend  the  real  property  law,  in  relation  to  landlord's
          proposed rental amenity changes and increased rent
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 226-a of the real property law, as added by chapter
     2  76 of the laws of 1959 and renumbered by chapter  107  of  the  laws  of
     3  1975, is amended to read as follows:
     4    §  226-a.  Effect  of  new  lease  on tenant's right to remove or deny
     5  fixtures or improvements. 1. Unless otherwise expressly agreed, where  a
     6  tenant  has a right to remove fixtures or improvements, such right shall
     7  not be lost or impaired by reason of his acceptance of a  new  lease  of
     8  the same premises without any surrender of possession between terms.
     9    2.  Tenants  shall  have the option to decline proposed rental amenity
    10  changes recommended by the landlords so long as the amenity changes  are
    11  not  essential  to  the foundation and function of the building, such as
    12  heating, support, plumbing, etc. and the  changes  would  result  in  an
    13  increase in rent.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.