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A01580 Summary:

BILL NOA01580
 
SAME ASSAME AS S03084
 
SPONSORPretlow
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §223-c, RP L
 
Requires landlords to furnish each tenant either renewing or entering into a lease with a rider describing the rights and duties of landlords and tenants; further requires the rider to conform to the intent of section 5-702 of the general obligations law.
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A01580 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A1580
 
SPONSOR: Pretlow
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the real property law, in relation to requiring a land- lord to furnish to each tenant signing a new or renewal lease a rider describing the rights and duties of landlords and tenants   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide an additional protection to tenants by supplying them with a 'Renters' Bill of Rights', which will describe the rights and duties of tenants and landlords.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would add a new section 223-c to the Real Property Law which would require the landlord to furnish a rider to either a new or renewed lease, describing the rights and duties of both parties. The first page of the lease shall so state that the "Renters' Bill of Rights" is attached. The rider shall be printed in larger type than the lease and shall conform to the intent of Section 5-702 of the General Obligations Law.   JUSTIFICATION: There are numerous tenants who are unaware of their rights as renters. In addition, many times a conflict arises as a result of ignorance on the part of both the tenant and the landlord. By issuing a "Renters' Bill of Rights", the communication between renters and landlords will be facilitated. Also, this will provide tenants with added knowledge in reference to the laws that govern the dwelling that they rent.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2019-2020 A4392 referred to housing 2017/2018 A2188 referred to housing 01/06/16 A1900 referred to housing 01/13/15 A1900 referred to housing 2015- 2016 A1900 referred to housing A.2790 of 2014-14 referred to housing A.3266 of 2008 A.4703 of 2005-2006 A.1685 of 2003-2004 A.4788 of 2001-2002 A.7150 of 1999-2000   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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