New York Rent Laws

NYC Rent Control
The City Rent and Rehabilitation Law [CRRL]

(N.Y.C. Admin. Code Sections 26-401 -- 26-415) expires June 15, 1997

The New York City Rent and Rehabilitation Law enables rent control in New York City.

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Table of Contents


Section 26-401. Declaration and findings.

Section 26-402. Short title.

Section 26-403. Definitions.

Section 26-403.1. High income rent decontrol.

Section 26-404. City rent agency; division of housing and community renewal.

Section 26-405. General powers and duties of the city rent agency.

Section 26-406. Tax abatement for properties subject to rent exemption orders.

Section 26-407. Labor cost pass-along.

Section 26-408. Evictions.

Section 26-409. Investigation; records; reports.

Section 26-410. Procedure.

Section 26-411. Judicial review.

Section 26-412. Prohibitions.

Section 26-413. Enforcement and penalties.

Section 26-414. Decontrol on basis of vacancy rate.

Section 26-415. Surveys of need for rent control.

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