1996 DHCR Fact Sheets

NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal

DHCR Fact Sheets are issued by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) as plain-English informational publications.

DHCR 1996 Fact Sheets are available as online text and also in downloadable Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Important:

DHCR "updated" their Fact Sheets in 1996. Although we have not had the opportunity to scrutinize these updates too closely, we've seen the agency incorporating many of its new pro-landlord (and illegal) policies. For example, the "new" fact sheets indicate tenants must contact their landlord before making a service complaint. There is no requirement that tenants must do this; many tenants are afraid to do this and DHCR knows their new policy helps landlord intimidation tactics. As another example, DHCR is now saying in these new Fact Sheets that tenants must request a rent reduction. This is a direct violation of the Hyde Park vs. DHCR Court of Appeals decision. Tenants must be very careful when reading these new updated fact sheets.

Tenants can always appeal irrational DHCR decisions through Petitions for Administrative Review (PARs) and beyond that through judicial appeals.

The old Pre-1996 Fact Sheets are still available online so you may make comparisons. We suggest you study the Rent Stabilization Law and Rent Stabilization Code. It appears DHCR hasn't looked at either lately.

The new DHCR Fact Sheets are available as online text and also in downloadable Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

The new set of DHCR Fact Sheets also contain eight additional Fact Sheets affecting ETPA tenants -- mostly in Westchester, Nassau and Rockland Counties. See below.

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 and that various sections of the rent laws have changed since these Fact Sheets were originally issued. 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 community group.

Click here to go to the old Pre-1996 DHCR Fact Sheets.
For the new 1996 DHCR Fact Sheets, see below.

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1996 DHCR Fact Sheets

DHCR Fact Sheet #1 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #1 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Rent Control and Rent Stabilization

DHCR Fact Sheet #2 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #2 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Rent Stabilization Lease Rider

DHCR Fact Sheet #3 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #3 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Required and Essential Services

DHCR Fact Sheet #4 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #4 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Lease Renewal in Rent Stabilized Apartments

DHCR Fact Sheet #5 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #5 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Vacancy Leases in Rent Stabilized Apartments

DHCR Fact Sheet #6 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #6 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Fair Market Rent Appeals

DHCR Fact Sheet #7 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #7 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Sublets, Assignments, and Illusory Tenancies

DHCR Fact Sheet #8 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #8 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974 (ETPA Ch. 576 of 1974)

DHCR Fact Sheet #9 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #9 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Security Deposit

DHCR Fact Sheet #10 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #10 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Eviction from an Apartment Based on Owner Occupancy

DHCR Fact Sheet #11 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #11 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Rent Increases for Major Capital Improvements (MCI)

DHCR Fact Sheet #12 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #12 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Rent Increases for New Services, Equipment, or Improvements to an Apt.

DHCR Fact Sheet #13 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #13 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Fuel Cost Adjustment

DHCR Fact Sheet #14 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #14 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Rent Reductions Due to Decreased Services

DHCR Fact Sheet #15 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #15 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Heat and Hot Water

DHCR Fact Sheet #16 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #16 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Collecting Owner's Overcharge in Rent Stabilized NYC Apartments

DHCR Fact Sheet #17 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #17 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Harassment

DHCR Fact Sheet #18 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #18 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Appealing a Rent Administrator's Order: Petition for Administrative Review (PAR)

DHCR Fact Sheet #19 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #19 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Small Building Owners' Assistance Unit

DHCR Fact Sheet #20 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #20 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Special Rights of Disabled Persons

DHCR Fact Sheet #21 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #21 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Special Rights of Senior Citizens

DHCR Fact Sheet #22 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #22 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Maximum Base Rent Program (MBR) Q&A

DHCR Fact Sheet #23 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #23 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Fuel Cost Adjustment Q&A

DHCR Fact Sheet #24 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #24 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Major Capital Improvements (MCI) Q&A

DHCR Fact Sheet #25 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #25 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Window Guards

DHCR Fact Sheet #26 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #26 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Guide to Rent Increase for Rent Stabalized Apartments in New York City

DHCR Fact Sheet #27 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #27 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Air Conditioners

DHCR Fact Sheet #28 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #28 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Painting Rent Controlled Apartments

DHCR Fact Sheet #29 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #29 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Conversion from Electrical Inclusion to Exclusion

DHCR Fact Sheet #30 -- text
DHCR Fact Sheet #30 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Succession Rights


1996 DHCR ETPA Fact Sheets
affecting Tenants in Westchester, Nassau and Rockland Counties

DHCR ETPA Fact Sheet #1 -- text
DHCR ETPA Fact Sheet #1 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Rent Guildelines Boards

DHCR ETPA Fact Sheet #2 -- text
DHCR ETPA Fact Sheet #2 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Maintenance and Operations Cost Survey

DHCR ETPA Fact Sheet #3 -- text
DHCR ETPA Fact Sheet #3 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Lease Renewal

DHCR ETPA Fact Sheet #4 -- text
DHCR ETPA Fact Sheet #4 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE)

DHCR ETPA Fact Sheet #5 -- text
DHCR ETPA Fact Sheet #5 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Heat and Hot Water

DHCR ETPA Fact Sheet #6 -- text
DHCR ETPA Fact Sheet #6 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Rent Increases for Major Capital Improvements (MCI)

DHCR ETPA Fact Sheet #7 -- text
DHCR ETPA Fact Sheet #7 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974; Chapter 576 of 1974 (ETPA) as amended

DHCR ETPA Fact Sheet #8 -- text
DHCR ETPA Fact Sheet #8 -- Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Major Capital Improvements (MCI) [Questions and Answers for Owners]

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