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Where can I get tenant/landlord handbook written by NY State/City?

Posted by yippee1999 on December 28, 2001 at 13:53:00:

I recently moved to NYC and am currently renting. I like to know what the laws are regarding everything from heating to bug infestation. I know that people here can tell me what the general law is, but I like to see things in WRITING, written at the State or City government level. I feel I have more power this way. I don't want to have to go out and buy a book on NY Landlord/Tenant law, with paragraph after paragraph on different issues. I just want concise information that quotes Rules, and Articles, and Sections.... real official stuff.

Does anyone know what department in NYC I would call to get such a book? I've already called a number of NYC departments, and am either given another number to call, or am stuck in a useless phone tree that eventually disconnects me, due to the fact that a live person is not available!!! ARRRGGHHH!


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