New Notices, New Information Sheets, New Forms
By Dov Treiman
News for our landlord and tenant clients:
As you are no doubt aware, the State Legislature enacted massive changes to the landlord-tenant laws on June 14 and 24, 2019. These laws make all residential lease forms from prior to the enactment of the law obsolete. They also make obsolete a number of State issued forms.
Thus far, the States Office of Rent Administration has updated the following documents:
- Advisory Opinion 2019-1 (September 9, 2019) – Revisions to the New York City Lease Rider and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act Standard Lease Addenda: https://hcr.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2019/09/ADVISORY%20OPINION%202019-1.pdf
- New York City LEASE Rider For Rent Stabilized Tenants: https://hcr.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2019/09/RA-LR1.pdf
- Emergency Tenant Protection Act (ETPA) STANDARD LEASE ADDENDA For Rent Stabilized Tenants: https://hcr.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2019/09/RA-LR1%20ETPA.pdf
- Fact Sheet #26 “Guide to Rent Increases for Rent Stabilized Apartments”: https://hcr.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2019/09/FACT%20SHEET%2026.pdf
- Fact Sheet #40 “Preferential Rents”: https://hcr.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2019/09/FACT%20SHEET%2040.pdf
This firm has also been participating in the updating, including updates to the Blumberg/Excelsior residential leases for various applications. While the law does not allow a landlord or a tenant to change a lease in a rent stabilized apartment once it has been signed, for all new tenancies, you, whether landlord or tenant, will want to make sure that you are using the latest forms. The new laws have made the old forms completely obsolete. To see the forms this firm wrote for the purpose of keeping your new leases up to date, please visit www.blumberg.com and look specifically for the leases authored by Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman, checking for 2019 copyright dates. If you have any questions, please call our office.