Buildings That Contain Rent Stabilized Units
On this page, you will find general guidelines for identifying if a building may contain rent stabilized units as well as downloadable listings of buildings in New York City that contain rent stabilized apartments. The lists do not indicate which apartments in these buildings are rent stabilized, but rather, only those buildings that contain at least one rent stabilized unit.
Note: The NYC Rent Guidelines Board does not have any information concerning whether any particular apartment is rent stabilized.
In addition, a searchable database of buildings that that are registered as containing rent stabilized units is available from NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) below.
How to Find out if your Apartment is Rent Stabilized
If you want to find out if your apartment is rent stabilized, you may do so by filling out an online form offered by NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), the agency that regulated rent stabilized apartments. You may also obtain the rental history of the apartment using the same online form.
How to Tell If a Building Contains Rent Stabilized Units
In general, rent stabilized buildings that contain stabilized units:
- Contain 6 or more units
- Were built before 1974 (or are newer buildings receiving tax exemptions)
- Are not co-ops or condos
However, not all apartments in these buildings may be rent stabilized due to a provision in the law (effective from 1993 though June 13, 2019) that allowed for an apartment that reached a certain rent threshold to be deregulated. An apartment may have been deregulated if its rent exceeded:
- $2,000, if a tenant initially moved into the apartment between 1993 and June 23, 2011.
- $2,500, if a tenant initially moved into the apartment between June 24, 2011 and June 14, 2015.
- $2,700, if a tenant initially moved into the apartment between June 15, 2015 and December 31, 2017.
- $2,733.75, if a tenant initially moved into the apartment between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
- $2,774.76, if a tenant initially moved into the apartment between January 1, 2019 and June 13, 2019.
But with passage of the Rent Laws of 2019, effective June 14, 2019, rent stabilized apartments could no longer be deregulated due to high-rent deregulation. However, previously deregulated apartments remained so.
Also, there are additional exceptions to these rules. For instance, if you moved into the apartment before the building was converted to a co-op, the apartment may be stabilized. Also, newly constructed buildings that receive 421-a or J-51 tax exemptions may be rent stabilized, even if the rent exceeds the above rent thresholds.
Our rent stabilized building lists only include buildings whose owners registered with the NY State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR). If an owner filed after the lists were compiled or not at all, a building will not be on our lists but may still contain rent stabilized apartments.
The only way to know if your apartment is rent stabilized is to contact NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), the state agency which administers the rent laws. You can use the Ask HCR web portal to find out if your apartment is rent stabilized.
How to Use the Rent Stabilized Building Listings
- Buildings are grouped by zip code. Within each zip code, buildings are sorted first by street name and then by building number.
- Some buildings have multiple addresses. If a building has two addresses (e.g. 415 E. 52nd, also known as 404 E. 53rd), both addresses are in the list.
- The lists also indicate some additional information about the building if it was available:
- Co-op or condominium status: If the building is a co-op or condominium, renters who move in AFTER the conversion date are NOT protected by rent stabilization regulations.
- 421a or J-51: Buildings which are listed as “421-a” or “j-51” are stabilized because they took advantage of the 421-a or J-51 tax exemption program. These buildings remain rent stabilized for the length of the tax exemption, and thereafter may be deregulated if the buildings were not stabilized prior to the participation in the tax exemption program. For those buildings listed as having a status of 421-A (1-15) and 421-A (16), those terms are explained on HPD’s 421-a webpage.
- Multiple Dwelling Class: Hotel or Rooming House/Class B Multiple Dwelling status indicates a multiple dwelling which is generally occupied transiently. A Class A Multiple Dwelling generally is occupied as a permanent residence and are mostly apartment houses.
- Type of Structure: hi-rise, garden complex, etc.
- HCR provides a list of definitions of Rent Regulation and Building Status terms as well as a further explanation of buildings contained in these listings.
- The lists do not include owner information. However, you can find owner information, as well as a wealth of other building-specific information, on these web sites:
- NYC Department of Buildings – Buildings Information System
- NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development – HPDOnline
- NYC Department of Finance – Automated City Register Information System (ACRIS)
- NYC Department of Finance – Property Tax Benefit Information (e.g. 421-a, J-51)
- JustFix.nyc offers a tool to look up building records from an array of different city agencies (Also in Spanish)
- NYS Department of State’s Corporation and Business Entity Database, which provides basic available information about LLC’s that are frequently listed as a building’s owner.
NYC Rent Stabilized Building Listings
- Listings are in pdf format. If you are unable to view the pdf, download the Adobe reader for free. If you are having trouble installing or using the Adobe reader, please see their troubleshooting page.
- If you are looking up a particular building and are not sure of its zip code, you can find it on the U.S. Postal Service website.
- HCR provides a list of definitions of Rent Regulation and Building Status terms as well as a further explanation of buildings contained in these listings. For those buildings listed as having a status of 421-A (1-15) and 421-A (16), those terms are explained on HPD’s 421-a webpage.
Data Source: 2022 Building Registrations filed with NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), as of August 2023.
Statewide Rent Regulated Building Search on HCR’s Website
The buildings that will be listed on HCR’s web site have filed records with the NYS Homes and Community Renewal at least one time from 1984 to the present year and may contain one or more regulated apartments. Inclusion on the list is not determinative of the building’s current status. The list is searchable by either address and/or zip code and include both buildings within and outside of NYC. However, the list may not include all buildings that have rent regulated tenants: