New York State law, as well as law in many other states, regulates several rent-related issues, including rent control and stabilization, and how much time a tenant has to pay overdue rent or move before a landlord can file for eviction. New York law also sets limits on the duration of time the security deposit can be kept by the landlord after the tenant has moved out, as well as on the amount of the deposit.
Under New York law, landlords must disclose specific information on deposits to tenants. Those disclosures vary from county to county.
New York tenants are legally entitled to rental property that meets basic structural, health, and safety standards, and is in good repair.
Fair Housing and Discrimination Statute restrict landlord's ability to choose tenants. This statute prohibits a landlord from refusing to rent, or from requiring different rents, as well as from providing different services to facilities based on tenants' race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and familial status.
It can be difficult for both landlords and tenants to navigate procedurally complex landlord-tenant laws. It's always better to have an experienced attorney by your side in the event of an actual or potential dispute. Our attorneys have vast experience helping clients figure out the best solutions in this area.