With passage of the Housing Stability & Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (pdf), effective June 14, 2019, significant changes have been made regarding preferential rent; vacancy increases; major capital improvements, individual apartment improvements; rent control; rent overcharge; owner occupancy provisions; high-rent/high-income decontrol; and many other areas.

NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), the agency that enforces the rent laws, offers more information about the 2019 rent laws on their Rent Laws 2019 Update page, including an Overview the new law and updated Fact Sheets, Policy Statements, Operational Bulletins, Advisory Opinions and forms.

The Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants also offers a summary of major changes for both rent-regulated tenants as well as all tenants.