New York State
Division of Housing and Community Renewal
Office of Rent Administration
Gertz Plaza, 92-31 Union Hall St.
Jamaica, New York 11433
Public Information: (718)739-6400

Mario M. Cuomo, Governor
Donald M. Halperin, Commissioner
Joseph A. D'Agosta, Deputy Commissioner for Rent Administration

New York City Rent Stabilization Code
New York City Rent and Eviction Regulations




Pursuant to Section YY51-6.0d of the New York City Rent
Stabilization Law (RSL), the State Division of Housing and
Community Renewal (DHCR), has promulgated a rent stabilization
lease rider (Rider) which describes the rights and duties of
owners and tenants as provided for under the RSL and other laws.
The Rider also informs rent stabilized tenants of the rent paid
by the previous tenant. The Rider is only informational and its
provisions do not modify or become part of the lease. The Rider
does not replace or modify the RSL, the Rent Stabilization Code,
or any order of DHCR or the New York City Rent Guidelines Board.
The Rider must be in larger type than the lease. Upon the face of
each lease, the following language must appear in bold type
"Attached to this lease are the pertinent rules and regulations
governing tenant's and landlords' rights under the Rent
Stabilization Law."


Owners must provide every rent stabilized tenant with a copy of
the Rider, as follows:

a)   No later than October 4, 1985, a copy of the Rider must be
     served on every tenant who signed a vacancy or renewal lease
     which commenced before or after April 1, 1984, but prior to
     October 4, 1985. Owners may serve the Rider personally or by

b)   An owner must attach a copy of the Rider to every vacancy
     lease signed by a new tenant which commences on or after
     October 4. 1985;

c)   A copy of the Rider must be attached to every renewal lease
     (or short form renewal) which commences on or after October
     4, 1985.


a)   A tenant who is not served with a copy of the Rider by
     October 4, 1985, if applicable, or who signs a vacancy or
     renewal lease (or short form renewal) thereafter, to which a
     copy of the Rider is not attached, may file form RA-90 with
     DHCR. This form is called "Tenant's Complaint of Owner's
     Failure to Renew Lease and/or Failure to Furnish a Copy of a
     Signed Lease." Tenants should use the reverse side of this
     form (the additional comments section), specifying the

b)   Upon complaint by the tenant, DHCR will notify the owner to
     serve the Rider by certified mail. Non-compliance by the
     owner within 10 days thereafter will result in the denial of
     any rent increases commencing on or after October 4, 1985,
     resulting from a lease renewal, a hardship, or a Major
     Capital Improvement, until the Rider is served. In addition,
     an owner who fails to serve a tenant with a Rider after
     being ordered to do so by DHCR may be fined $250.00.


This section of the Rider contains three boxes:

a)   If the last tenant after April 1, 1980 was rent stabilized,
     the owner must check this box and fill in the last tenant's
     final monthly rent;

b)   If the tenant receiving the Rider is the first rent
     stabilized tenant in the apartment, and the apartment was
     rent controlled when the last prior tenant vacated, the
     owner must check this box, but does not need to fill in such
     last prior tenant's rent;

c)   If the last tenant living in the apartment received a
     special rent reduction, such as a resident superintendent,
     the owner should check the box marked "other". If the
     current tenant's occupancy of the apartment commenced prior
     to April 1, 1980, the owner should also check this box, but
     does not have to fill in any rent information.


     Copies of the Rider are available from Blumberg's Law
     Products and any legal stationery store, the Rent
     Stabilization Association, and the Real Estate Board of New
     York, Inc.

     Copies of the Rider are not available either from DHCR's
     District Rent Offices or DHCR's Office of Rent
     Administration at 10 Columbus Circle, New York City.

DHCR Operational Bulletins are issued by the New York State
Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) and update
agency administration of the rent laws.

Electronic versions of the 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 is advised to obtain true copies of
these documents from DHCR. Also see DHCR Policy Statements,
DHCR Advisory Opinions, the Rent Stabilization Code, the Rent
Stabilization Law and various Rent Control Statutes.

Every attempt has been made to conform to the original Operational
Bulletins 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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