With passage of the Housing Stability & Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (pdf), effective June 14, 2019, significant changes were 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.
HCR also offers a summary of the changes in Strengthening New York State Rent Regulations: The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (pdf).
In addition, the NYS Attorney General offers Changes in New York State Rent Law: What You Need to Know (pdf).
The Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants offers a summary of major changes for both rent-regulated tenants as well as all tenants.
The NYS Bar Association also provides a detailed three-part analysis of changes to the Rent Laws.