George E. Pataki, Governor Joseph H. Holland, Commissioner
A publication of New York State
Division of Housing and Commun ity Renewal
Office of Rent Administration
Fact Sheet #2 - Rent Stabilization Lease Rider
By law, an owner must include a copy of the Rent Stabilization Rider with
a tenant's vacancy and renewal 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 the 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 RTP-8).
A tenant who does not receive a copy of the Rider may file a "Tenant's
Complaint of Owner's Failure to Renew Lease and/or Failure to Furnish a
Copy of a Signed Lease" (DHCR Form RA-90). Tenants should use the Additional
Comments section on the reverse side of that form to describe the complaint.
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
rent increases provided for in the new lease 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 copy of the
Rider written in Spanish, contact the Central Public Information Office
in Jamaica, Queens or your Borough Rent Office.
For more information or assistance, call the DHCR Rent InfoLine
(718) 739-6400, or visit your Borough or County Rent Office.
92-31 Union Hall Street
Jamaica, NY 11433
250 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
163 W. 125th Street
New York, NY 10027
North side of 110th St. and above
50 Clinton Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
55 Church Street
White Plains, NY 10601
156 William Street
New York, NY 10038
South side of 110th St. and below
1 Fordham Plaza
Bronx, NY 10458
60 Bay Street
Staten Island, NY 10301
94-96 North Main Street
Spring Valley, NY 10977