New York Rent Laws
EHRCL Table of Contents
The Emergency Housing Rent Control Law of 1961 [EHRCL]
Section 10. PROHIBITIONS.
1. It shall be unlawful, regardless of any contract, lease or
other obligation heretofore or hereafter entered into, for
any person to demand or receive any rent for any housing
accommodations in excess of the maximum rent or otherwise to
do or omit to do any act, in violation of any regulation,
order or requirement hereunder, or to offer, solicit,
attempt or agree to do any of the foregoing.
2. It shall be unlawful for any person to remove or attempt to
remove from any housing accommodations the tenant or
occupant thereof or to refuse to renew the lease or
agreement for the use of such accommodations, because such
tenant or occupant has taken, or proposes to take, action
authorized or required by this act or any regulation, order
or requirement thereunder.
3. It shall be unlawful for any officer or employee of the
commission, or for any official adviser or consultant to the
commission, to disclose, otherwise than in the course of
official duty, any information obtained under this act, or
to use any such information for personal benefit.
4. Nothing in this act shall be construed to require any person
to offer any housing accommodations for rent, but housing
accommodations already on the rental market may be withdrawn
only after prior written approval of the state rent
commission, if such withdrawal requires that a tenant be
evicted from such accommodations.
5. It shall be unlawful for an landlord or any person acting on
his behalf, with intent to cause the tenant to vacate, to
engage in any course of conduct (including, but not limited
to, interruption or discontinuance of essential services)
which interferes with or disturbs or is intended to
interfere with or disturb the comfort, repose, peace or
quiet of the tenant in his use or occupancy of the housing