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New York’s Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (HSTPA) FAQs

What is New York's Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (HSTPA)?

New York's Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (HSTPA) contains widespread broad changes to the laws governing many forms of New York housing.

HSTPA contains broad changes to Rent Regulations that pertain to Expiration Provisions, Luxury Deregulation, Rent Increases for Building Improvements, Rent Increases During Vacancies, Rent Stabilization Coverage, Rent Overcharge Claims, Treble Damages, Records Requirements, Choice of Forum, Preferential Rents Recovery of Regulated Apartments for Owner's Use, Non-Profit Exemption from Rent Stabilization, and Rent Increases for Rent Controlled Tenants. For more information read by clicking here.

HSTPA contains broad changes to Real Property Law that pertain to Notices Prior to Expiration of Lease and of Rent Increase, Duty to Mitigate Damages by Renting Apartment, Notice to Tenant of Failure to Pay Rent and Rent Receipts, Attorney Fees, Non-Rent Fees, Rental Application Fees, Retaliatory Eviction, and Tenant Blacklists. For more information read by clicking here.

HSTPA contains broad changes to Real Property Actions And Proceedings Law that pertain to Nonpayment Proceedings, Timing in Nonpayment Proceedings, Right to Pay Prior to Hearing, Rent Defined to Exclude Fees, Timing of Holdover Proceedings, Rent Deposits and Motions for Use and Occupancy During Pendency of Summary Proceedings, Judgments, Stays, The Warrant of Eviction and the Marshal's Notice, Post-Trial Stay, and Unlawful Eviction. For more information read by clicking here.

HSTPA contains broad changes to General Obligations Law that pertain to Limits on Security Deposits and Pre-Paid Rent, Inspection of Premises, Return of Security Deposit, Conversion to Cooperative and Condominium Ownership and Manufactured Homes. For more information read by clicking here. 

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