Rent-stabilized tenants are now protected from homelessness when facing bankruptcy. Have you been considering filing for bankruptcy but afraid to do so out of fear of losing your home? This fear was especially well-founded for rent stabilized tenants in NYC when they lived in neighborhoods that were gentrifying. A new court decision, described below, … Read more Appeals Court decision protects tenants!
A law called The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA) can help families facing eviction in a foreclosed building. The law requires the new owner (even if it is the bank) to give you at least 90 days notice before you have to leave. If you are a tenant with a lease, the new owner … Read more Did you know there's a law that protects tenants facing eviction
In New York State almost 56% of the homes facing foreclosure are rental properties. This means that every year thousands of New Yorkers are faced with a foreclosure situation they were not aware of! If you find yourself in this situation, there are several rights and obligations that you must meet. Here is a list … Read more The rights of tenants during foreclosure
The City Housing Maintenance Code and Multiple Dwelling Law requires building owners to provide heat and hot water to all tenants.Building owners are required to provide hot water 365 days per year at a constant minimum temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Between October 1st and May 31st, a period designated as “Heat Season,” building owners … Read more Brrr, It's Getting Chilly Outside: Residents of NYC Learn the Heatings Rules for Your Apartment
While most of LawHelpNY’s housing resources focus on the housing rights of humans, our non-human companions enjoy some legal protections, too! In NYC, tenants who have lived openly and notoriously with a pet may be able to defeat a no-pet clause in a lease. Residents of NYCHA buildings can have one dog or one cat … Read more As Promised: Pet Law in New York City!