Rent Regulations

Rent regulations are laws that aim to limit landlords’ abilities to raise rents, creating rent control or rent stabilization. They may also create new requirements for landlords to evict tenants and new building maintenance standards, and can implement public oversight of landlord. On June 14, 2019, New York State passed sweeping rent regulation reforms. TRD reported on these reforms and what they meant for tenants and landlords alike.

Rent Regulations Q&A

Who is impacted by rent regulations?
Rent regulations are generally intended to protect renters. Rules that limit rent increases and raise the bar for causes of eviction shield renters from changes in the market and can create stability for them. However, rent regulations also impact landlords. They impede their ability to raise rents to keep up with market prices, make it harder to evict insolvent tenants, and can make renovating rental properties are greater financial strain.
Want to know more about rent regulations?
Check out our Top Stories below for TRD's most up-to-date coverage of rent regulations.

Rent Regulations Top Stories

September 6, 2019Blackstone is renovating and leasing all vacant units at Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village, after authorities announced a review of their affordable housing agreement with the landlord.
August 29, 2019Blackstone Group is warehousing apartments at Stuytown, landlords may start combining rent-stabilized units and more in a discussion about rent law news this week
August 27, 2019Real Capital Analytics data showed that New York’s multifamily market had a very slow July.
August 21, 2019Some landlords say they plan to close the door to vacant apartments and wait for the laws to change.
July 17, 2019These are the landlords suing New York over the state’s new rent law.

The Latest

Landlord groups say the Housing and Vacancy Survey distorts the vacancy rates in New York City to maintain rent stabilization. (iStock)

Empty numbers: Landlords say vacancy survey distorts truth

Manhattan’s vacancy rate hit 10.5 percent in 2020 and the five boroughs averaged 6.5 percent, according to census data...

Empty numbers: Landlords say vacancy survey distorts truth
The Mercedes House (Photos via Instrata, Ten Arquitectos)

Nab this rent-stabilized penthouse for $8K per month

A penthouse in Mercedes House, the 31-story luxury building that snakes across a block in Hell’s Kitchen, would set...

Nab this rent-stabilized penthouse for $8K per month
Crestwood Apartments in Middletown, New York. (Realtor)
Tri-State

North Point buys Hudson Valley apartment building for $19M

North Point Management, a multifamily investment group, acquired a 150-unit apartment building in the Hudson Valley for $19 million...

North Point buys Hudson Valley apartment building for $19M
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Where the lawsuits challenging NY’s 2019 rent law stand

Five cases: three dismissals and two decisions pending. It’s been nearly two years since the New York state legislature...

Where the lawsuits challenging NY’s 2019 rent law stand
Sen. Jabari Brisport (Photo via Jabari for State Senate; iStock)

Socialist notches key NY Senate appointment

The Democratic Socialists of America just got another seat at the table where New York state housing laws are decided. Sen. Jabari Brisport, a newly elected Democrat from Crown Heights, was named to the...

Socialist notches key NY Senate appointment

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