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Tenant protectionTenant Protection

Rent regulated tenants in New York State enjoy numerous rights, particularly with respect to rents, leases and services. Visit the New York State Department of Housing and Community Renewal to learn how access to your apartment's rent history, limits on rent increases, overcharge refunds for rent stabilized tenants, rent reductions if owner fails to provide services, and rules governing option to renew leases.

What apartments are covered by rent control?
The rent control program applies to residential buildings constructed before February, 1947 in municipalities that have not declared an end to the postwar rental housing emergency. There are several municipalities that still have rent control, including New York City, Albany, Erie, Nassau and Westchester counties. Courtesy of the New York State Department of Housing and Community Renewal.

The New York State Tenant's Rights Guide
The Guide helps explains the laws that tenants and landlords need to know, on topics including: leases, rent payments, security deposits, repairs, tenant safety,  utilities, apartment brokers, and more. Courtesy of the New York State Attorney General’s office