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A06000 Summary:

BILL NOA06000
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSOREpstein
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §26-512, NYC Ad Cd
 
Relates to the subdivision of rent stabilized apartments.
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A06000 Actions:

BILL NOA06000
 
03/04/2021referred to housing
01/05/2022referred to housing
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A06000 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A6000
 
SPONSOR: Epstein
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the subdivision of rent stabilized apartments   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill prevents landlords from subdividing apartments with the intent of removing them from rent stabilization provisions. It requires commu- nities to be notified of possible subdivision.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1, Section 26-512 of the administrative code adds a section G, making it illegal to subdivide apartments to take them out of rent stabilization or rent regulation. In the event an apartment is subdi- vided, this division will not disqualify either apartment from the rights they have under this section of the administrative code. Notifi- cation of subdivision shall be provided to tenants, local community boards, and city and state representatives 90 days before the work begins.   JUSTIFICATION: With housing costs higher than ever, it is beneficial to landlords to find new ways to charge tenants more rent. One way they do this is by subdividing apartments, and creating a new apartment that is no longer rent stabilized, rent controlled, or rent regulated. In this way, they exacerbate the housing crisis and prevent the creation of more afforda- ble housing. This bill would make it illegal for apartments to be subdi- vided for this purpose, allowing any subdivision, as long as it has the previous rights the building had before a subdivision.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A5237 : 2019-20 2017-2018: referred to housing   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A06000 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          6000
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      March 4, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. EPSTEIN -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Housing
 
        AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
          relation to the subdivision of rent stabilized apartments
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 26-512 of the administrative code of  the  city  of
     2  New York is amended by adding a new subdivision f to read as follows:
     3    f.  It  shall  be  unlawful  for any person to subdivide, or otherwise
     4  change the layout of any housing accommodation regulated by  this  chap-
     5  ter, or the regulations promulgated thereunder, with the intent to cause
     6  a  surrender  or  waiver  of any rights under this chapter, or the regu-
     7  lations promulgated thereunder.
     8    (1) In the event a person does  subdivide,  or  otherwise  change  the
     9  layout  of  such  housing  accommodations,  such  subdivision  shall not
    10  disqualify such housing accommodations from the rights under this  chap-
    11  ter or the regulations promulgated thereunder.
    12    (2) Any person with plans to subdivide, or otherwise change the layout
    13  of  such housing accommodations shall notify the tenants of such housing
    14  accommodations, local community boards, and  city  and  state  represen-
    15  tatives of such plans no less than ninety days before work is to begin.
    16    §  2. This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the amend-
    17  ments to section 26-512 of chapter 4 of title 26 of  the  administrative
    18  code  of  the  city  of  New  York made by section one of this act shall
    19  expire on the same date as such law expires and  shall  not  affect  the
    20  expiration of such law as provided under section 26-520 of such law.
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10243-01-1
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