DHCR Policy Statements

NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal

DHCR Policy Statements are "promulgated" (i.e., officially issued) by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) and represent "official" policy of the agency. The agency is generally obligated to follow the policy contained in these and other documents or provide a rational for deviation; failure to follow the law, policy or practice may form the basis for an appeal. DHCR Policy Statements are available as online text and also in downloadable Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

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 Advisory Opinions, DHCR Operational Bulletins, the Rent Stabilization Code, the Rent Stabilization Law and various Rent Control Statutes.

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DHCR Policy Statements

Policy Statement #89-1
Policy Statement #89-1 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Failure to Maintain Services; Rent Reduction/Restoration

Policy Statement #89-2
Policy Statement #89-2 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Application of the Treble Damage Penalty

Policy Statement #89-3
Policy Statement #89-3 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
MBR Fee Collectibility

Policy Statement #89-4
Policy Statement #89-4 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Expedited MCI

Policy Statement #89-5
Policy Statement #89-5 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
MCI Rent Increase For Replacement Windows After Prior Increase Granted For Storm Windows

Policy Statement #89-6
Policy Statement #89-6 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
MCI Rent Increases For Replacement of Certain Window Types

Policy Statement #89-7
Policy Statement #89-7 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Collection Of Administrative Fees: Housing Accommodations Permanently Not Subject To The RSL Or ETPA And Application Form

Policy Statement #89-8
Policy Statement #89-8 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Asbestos Removal As A Major Capital Improvement - Eligible Costs

Policy Statement #89-9
Policy Statement #89-9 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Sponsor Representations, in Cooperative or Condominium Offerings, to Bear Cost of MCIs: Effect on Entitlement to MCI Increases

Policy Statement #89-10
Policy Statement #89-10 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Filing Requirements Upon Vacancy of Rent Controlled Apartment

Policy Statement #90-1
Policy Statement #90-1 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Effect of Rent Reduction Orders on Maximum Base Rent (MBR) Increases

Policy Statement #90-2
Policy Statement #90-2 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
(REVISED 89-1) Failure to Maintain Services -- Rent Reduction/Restoration

Policy Statement #90-3
Policy Statement #90-3 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Room Count Determination For Major Capital Improvement (MCI) Application Processing

Policy Statement #90-4
Policy Statement #90-4 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Presence of Owners and Tenants at DHCR Inspections

Policy Statement #90-5
Policy Statement #90-5 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Arranging Repairs No Access Inspections

Policy Statement #90-6
Policy Statement #90-6 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
MCI Eligibility - Roofing

Policy Statement #90-7
Policy Statement #90-7 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Processing of 62-B Complaints

Policy Statement #90-8
Policy Statement #90-8 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Failure to Maintain Services -- Processing MCI Applications

Policy Statement #90-9
Policy Statement #90-9 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Late Registration And Failure To Register: Its Effect On MCI Applications

Policy Statement #90-10
Policy Statement #90-10 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Major Capital Improvements/Individual Apartment Improvements-Confirmation of Costs/Payments

Policy Statement #91-1
Policy Statement #91-1 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Demolition Costs Associated With Individual Apartment Improvements

Policy Statement #91-2
Policy Statement #91-2 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
(Revised 90-6) MCI Eligibility - Roofing

Policy Statement #91-3
Policy Statement #91-3 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Effects of Rent Reductions On Fuel Cost Passalong Adjustments

Policy Statement #91-4
Policy Statement #91-4 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Expediting Proceedings

Policy Statement #91-5
Policy Statement #91-5 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Limitations on Filing Requests for Reconsideration of Orders Issued by Rent Administrators and/or the Commissioner

Policy Statement #92-1
Policy Statement #92-1 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Penalties for Failure to Pay Billed Administrative Fees for New York City Rent Stabilized Accommodations or for Apartments Covered by the Emergency Tenant Protection Act

Policy Statement #92-2
Policy Statement #92-2 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Collectibility of "421-a" Rent Increases

Policy Statement #92-3
Policy Statement #92-3 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Proof Of Registration

Policy Statement #93-1
Policy Statement #93-1 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Responsibility of a current owner of a rent-stabilized housing accommodation to refund excess rent determined pursuant to a fair market rent appeal

Policy Statement #93-2
Policy Statement #93-2 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
(Revised 90-3) Definition of Room For Major Capital Improvement (MCI) Purposes

Policy Statement #93-3
Policy Statement #93-3 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Procedures for Cases Involving 7-A Administrators Appointed by the Housing Court Pursuant to the Real Property Actions And Proceedings Law

Policy Statement #93-4
Policy Statement #93-4 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
(October 4, 1993) Procedure for Handling Rent Overcharge Awards When The Tenant Has Vacated the Apartment Without Leaving a Forwarding Address

Policy Statement #95-1
Policy Statement #95-1 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
(December 6, 1995) Rent Overcharge Awards When The Tenant Has Vacated The Apartment Without leaving a Forwarding Address (revised 93-4)

Policy Statement #96-1
Policy Statement #96-1 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
(March 6, 1996) Third Person Certification; Rebuttable Presumption In Processing of Building-Wide Services-Based Rent Reduction and Restoration Proceedings, and Major Capital Improvement Rent Increase Proceedings

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