New York Rent Laws
EHRCL Table of Contents
The Emergency Housing Rent Control Law of 1961 [EHRCL]
Section 14. INTENT.
1. It is the intention of this act to subject to control only
those housing accommodations, as that term is defined
herein, which were subject to rent control and for which a
maximum rent was in effect on March first, nineteen hundred
fifty, pursuant to federal or local laws, and in the
discretion of the commission those housing accommodations
for which a maximum rent was thereafter established,
pursuant to the provisions of section four hereof.
2. Any reference made in this act to the local laws specified
in chapter one of the laws of nineteen hundred fifty shall
be deemed to be solely for the purposes of identification,
and if any of such laws shall be held invalid, the reference
made herein and any maximum rent established hereunder shall
not be affected thereby.
3. The provisions of this section shall be deemed to supersede
any other inconsistent provisions of this act.
4. Notwithstanding the decontrol of housing accommodations
therein pursuant to this act, unless otherwise provided
herein, no municipality shall have the power to adopt local
laws with respect to the registration or control of rents or
evictions or otherwise to the subject matter of this act.