The Rent Act of 2015 (pdf), effective June 15, 2015 through June 15, 2019, primarily changed the method for calculating rents on vacancy leases; high-rent deregulation; Major Capital Improvements (MCI’s); and applicable penalties.

For assistance interpreting provisions of the Act, contact New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), the state agency responsible for administering the rent regulation laws.

Beginning on June 14, 2019, the Rent Act of 2015 was superseded by the Rent Laws of 2019.