Division of Housing and Community Renewal


By law, an owner must include a copy of the Rent Stabilization
Rider with a tenant's lease. The Rider describes the rights and
obligations of tenants and owners under the Rent Stabilization
Law. The Rider is only informational; its provisions do not
modify or become part of the lease. Nor does it replace or modify
the Rent Stabilization Law or Code, or any order from Division of
Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) or the New York City Rent
Guidelines Board.

The Rider informs a rent stabilized tenant signing a vacancy
lease of the legal regulated rent in effect immediately prior to
the vacancy and explains how the present rent was computed.

The owner must provide all rent stabilized tenants with a copy of
the Rider as follows:

1. as an attachment to every vacancy lease signed by a new
   tenant on or after December 1, 1987;

2. as an attachment to every Renewal Lease Form [DHCR form

A tenant who does not receive a copy of the Rider may file the
Tenant's Complaint of Owner's Failure to Renew Lease and/or
Failure to Furnish a Copy of a Signed Lease [DHCR form Tenants
should use the "Additional Comments" section on the reverse side
of that form to describe the complaint.

The DHCR will issue an order directing the owner to provide the
tenant with the Rider. If the owner does not comply with the
order within 20 days, the new rent increases will be postponed
until the Rider is provided. The owner may also be fined.

Copies of the Rider are available from DHCR, the Rent
Stabilization Association, and the Real Estate Board of New York,
Inc. For a Spanish copy of the Rider, contact the Central Public
Information Office in Jamaica Queens or your Borough Rent Office.

DHCR Fact Sheets (series of thirty) are issued by the New York
State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) as plain-
english informational publications.  For official agency
policies, see DHCR Policy Statements, Advisory Opinions and
Operational Bulletins. Also refer to the Rent Stabilization Code,
the Rent Stabilization Law and various Rent Control Statutes.

Electronic versions of these documents on TenantNet are for
informational purposes only and there is no guarantee they will
be accepted by any court (or even DHCR) as true copies of DHCR
policy. The reader may obtain true copies of these documents from

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Sheets as issued by DHCR; TenantNet makes no
representation the enclosed material is current or will be
applied as written.  The reader is advised that DHCR often fails
to properly apply, interpret or enforce housing laws.  Since
housing laws are complex and often contradictory, it is
recommended the reader obtain competent legal advice from a
tenant attorney or counseling from a tenant association or
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For more information or assistance, call the DHCR Rent Infoline
at (718) 739-6400, or visit your Borough Rent Office.

Queens Central Office
92-31 Union Hall St. 4th Fl.
Jamaica, NY 11433
(718) 739-6400

One Fordham Plaza
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 563-5678

250 Schermerhorn St.
3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-9246

Lower Manhattan
156 William Street
9th Floor
NY, NY 10038
(212) 240-6011, 6012
South side of 110th St. and below

Upper Manhattan
163 W. 125th St.
5th Floor
NY, NY 10027
(212) 961-8930
North side of 110th St. and above

Staten Island
350 St. Mark's Place
Room 105
Staten island, NY 10301
(718) 816-0277

Nassau County District Rent Office
50 Clinton Street, 6th Floor
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 481-9494

Westchester County District Rent Office
55 Church Street, 3rd Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 948-4434

Rockland County District Rent Office
94-96 North Main St.
Spring Valley, NY 10977
(914) 425-6575

Albany Regional Office
119 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
(518) 432-0596

Buffalo Regional Office
Ellicot Square Building
295 Main St., Room 438
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 856-1382


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