State Assembly Approves Stronger Rent Regulations, Tenant Protections

The Democrat-controlled New York State Assembly recently approved legislation to extend and strengthen rent regulations, setting up a battle with the Republican-controlled State Senate. The Assembly’s bill would extend city rent regulations—which expire in June—for another four years. Speaker Carl Heastie (D) praised the legislation as combating “ever-increasing rents” through measures that include the repeal of vacancy decontrol and limiting rent increases associated with building or apartment improvements.

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