Is this rent control?

No, the proposed legislation does not provide for rent control. Rent control limits rent rates in a city and most rent control legislation caps the maximum amount of rent that a landlord can charge a tenant for occupancy of a unit as well as the amount that the rent may be increased per year. No provision in the proposed good cause eviction legislation limits a landlord’s ability to increase rent. The proposed legislation does, however, prevent a landlord from evicting a tenant who fails to pay rent after a landlord has unjustifiably increased the rent. A landlord may justify a rent increase if the landlord has made improvements or repairs to the premises.

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1. What is the purpose of good cause eviction law?
2. What are the proposed grounds for eviction?
3. Does this legislation disrupt the process by which a landlord secures a judicial warrant of eviction against a tenant?
4. Is this rent control?
5. If this legislation is enacted, will a landlord be able to evict a tenant that is creating a nuisance for other tenants or damaging the property?
6. How is this legislation different from the New York State Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act that was recently enacted in 2019?
7. Will this legislation prevent a landlord from increasing the rent if the landlord has made repairs or improvements to the premises?
8. Will this legislation prevent a landlord from negotiating with their tenant to exit the property?
9. How long with Residential Occupancy Permits last according to the proposed legislation?
10. Will Residential Occupancy Permit fees increase under the proposed legislation?
11. Are residential dwelling units being held to a higher standard under the new Residential Occupancy Permit rules?
12. Under what circumstances will the Buildings Department revoke a Residential Occupancy Permit?
13. What additional obligations does a property owner have under the proposed Residential Occupancy Permit?