New York Rent Laws

NYC Rent Stabilization Code (1987)

Please note: This version of the NYC Rent Stabilziation Code is from 1987 and is not current. The code has been amended several times since 1987. Although much remains the same, significant changes have occurred. This version of the code is maintained for archival purposes.

NYC Rent Stabilization Code (1987)

[19 NYCRR Parts 2520-2530.1]*

* Statutory authority: N.Y.C. Admin. Code, 26-511(b), 26-518(a).

The Rent Stabilization Code (RSC) is issued by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) and is a codification of the laws and procedures of the Rent Stabilization Law (RSL). Since 1969, Rent Stabilization has gradually replaced Rent Control as the rent regulatory scheme applicable to most regulated apartments in New York City.

Further refinements, poliicies and interpretations of the RSC are found in DHCR Policy Statements, DHCR Advisory Opinions and DHCR Operational Bulletins. The 1993 changes to the RSL have been implemented through Policy Statements rather than amendments to the code -- a method that has raised much concern since the agency is avoiding the required rule making process (See the NYS State Administrative Procedures Act [SAPA]).

Every attempt has been made to conform to the original document; 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. 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.

Table of Contents


2520. Scope

2521. Legal Registered and Regulated Rents

2522. Rent Adjustments

2523. Notices and Records

2524. Evictions

2525. Prohibitions

2526. Enforcement

2527. Proceedings Before the DHCR

2528. Registration of Housing Accommodations

2529. Administrative Review

2530. Judicial Review

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