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Rent History 101: Is your landlord illegally overcharging you?

Updated 6/17/2022

Understand your rent history and learn how to contest illegal increases.

Should I Sue My Landlord for Repairs?

Updated 10/25/2022

A tenant’s guide to filing an HP Action

Should I report bad conditions in my apartment to the City? A guide to calling 311

Updated 9/23/2022

A guide to calling 311 about apartment conditions

I have mold in my New York City apartment. How do I protect my home?

Updated 8/24/2022

Have a mold problem in your apartment? Take these steps to learn what your landlord is legally required to do to fix the problem.

Do New York City Tenants Have the Right to Air Conditioning?

Updated 7/26/2022

Learn about your rights and the regulations to air conditioning

NYC Fire Safety and Your Landlord’s Responsibilities

Updated 4/26/2022

Fire safety is important. Learn your rights and your landlord’s responsibilities for maintaining building safety.

Can New Buildings Be Rent Stabilized? Yes, They Definitely Can

Updated 2/18/2022

Learn about the J-51 and 421-a tax abatement programs and how your apartment may actually be rent regulated

There Are Bed Bugs in My Apartment: What Do I Do?

Updated 1/6/2022

Found bed bugs in your apartment? Learn what your landlord is required to do to fix the problem and what you can do if they don’t take action.

Can My Landlord Add Fees to My Rent Bill?

Updated 1/5/2022

Learn about the late, legal, damage, and other types of fees landlords often illegally add to your rent and what you can do to dispute them.

NYC Heat Law: Know Your Rights

Updated 11/15/2021

Learn about the New York City Heat Laws.

How Long Does A Landlord Have To Make Repairs?

Updated 3/31/2020

How long does a landlord have to make repairs? Find out how long you need to wait to file a complaint.