It is important to note that these FAQs are not intended as a substitute for the definitions, interpretations, etc., contained in the respective rent regulatory statutes, codes, and regulations themselves, or any administrative or court decision construing such statutes, codes, and regulations, or any order of the New York City or County Rent Guidelines Boards.

Please note that FAQs have not yet been updated to reflect changes in the law know as “Good Cause” protections.

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HCR Information

NYS Homes and Community Renewal’s Office of Rent Administration (HCR-ORA) also offers information on their site. However, note that HCR published new regulations on November 8, 2023 that may not yet be reflected on their webpages. For more information, see their Tenants webpage.

In addition:

The Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants provides information on tenant rights for regulated and unregulated tenants.

HPD provides a Tenants’ Rights FAQ.