New York Rent Laws
CRRL Table of Contents
The City Rent and Rehabilitation Law [CRRL]
§ 26-412. Prohibitions.
a. 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 applicable maximum rent
established therefor by the city rent agency or otherwise to
do or omit to do any act, in violation of any regulation,
order or requirement of the city rent agency under the state
enabling act or under this chapter, or to offer, solicit
attempt or agree to do any of the foregoing.
b. 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 said accommodations, because such
tenant or occupant has taken, or proposes to take, action
authorized or required by the state rent act or by this
chapter or any provision of this code, the multiple dwelling
law, or the health code of the city of New York, or any
regulation, order or requirement thereunder.
c. It shall be unlawful for any officer or employee of the city
rent agency or for any official adviser or consultant to the
city rent agency to disclose, otherwise than in the course
of official duty, any information obtained under this
chapter or to use any such information for personal benefit.
d. It shall be unlawful for any person, with intent to cause
any tenant to vacate housing accommodations or to surrender
or waive any rights of such tenant under this chapter or the
regulations promulgated thereunder, 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 such tenant in his or her
use or occupancy of the housing accommodations.
e. It shall be unlawful for any person to make any statement or
entry false in any material respect in any document or
report submitted in any proceeding before the city rent
agency or required to be kept filed under this chapter or
any regulation, order or requirement thereunder, or to
wilfully omit or neglect to make any material statement or
entry required to be made in any such document or report;
f. It shall be unlawful for a landlord or a successor in
interest to use housing accommodations or the site on which
same were located for any purposes other than that specified
in the certificate of eviction.
Added by Laws 1985, Ch. 907, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1986.