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Recently enacted changes to New York State Real Property Law Section 231-b, effective June 21, 2023, require that all residential leases shall provide notice of previous flood history and current flood risk of the leased premises. 

While the law does not require Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) to promulgate this lease rider/ notice, HCR has been asked by real estate industry leaders to provide them with a sample whose content can serve as a model to be used by building owners in New York State. HCR suggests that this lease rider/ notice also be served on tenants occupying apartments subject to rent control despite the absence of a written residential lease. To view the sample notice, visit: SAMPLE FLOOD HISTORY AND RISK LEASE RIDER/NOTICE.

Emergency Tenant Protection Act (ETPA) Amendment: Village of Croton-on-Hudson

On March 27, 2023, the Village Board of Trustees voted to expand ETPA in Croton-on-Hudson to include all properties with six or more units built before 1974. Previously, ETPA only covered Croton-on-Hudson buildings with 50 or more units. To view the resolution, see Resolution #60-2023.

As a result, the Westchester Rent Guidelines Board (WRGB) issued separate lease guidelines for Croton-on-Hudson leases beginning March 27, 2023, to September 30, 2023. To view these lease guidelines, see Fact Sheet #26. In addition, the WRGB issued a fair market rent appeal guideline with a 1-year lookback period and a maximum rate of increase of 2% for tenants with leases and 4% for tenants without leases. 


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Important Notices and Recently Revised Documents

The following documents have been revised to reflect NYC Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) Order #55:

The New York City Renewal Lease form, RTP-8, has been updated to accommodate the complex structure of the two-year renewal lease option created by NYC RGB Order #55 for leases commencing on or after October 1, 2023, and on or before September 30, 2024. In addition, a completed sample version of the form is being placed on the website to illustrate its proper completion.


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On July 28, 2022, the City of Kingston voted to adopt the New York State Emergency Tenant Protection Act (ETPA).


Strengthening New York State Rent Regulations - The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019


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