RENEWAL LEASE FORM
WITH INSTRUCTIONS (NEW YORK ONLY)
INSTRUCTIONS TO OWNER
At least two
copies of this completed Renewal Lease Form must be mailed to the tenant in
occupancy or personally delivered not more than 150 days and not less than 120
days prior to the end of the tenant’s lease term. The owner shall also make
this Form available in Spanish upon request of the tenant.
If the owner
offers a Renewal Lease less than 120 days prior to the expiration of the
existing lease, the lease term selected by the tenant shall begin at the
tenant’s option either (1) on the date a renewal lease would have begun had a
timely offer been made or (2) on the first rent payment date occurring no less
than 120 days after the date that the owner does offer the lease to the tenant.
The guidelines rate applicable for such lease shall be no greater than the rate
in effect on the commencement date of the lease for which a timely offer should
have been made, and the increased rental shall not begin before the first rent
payment date occurring no less than 120 days after such offer is made.
The owner must
fully complete PART A on the reverse side of this Form explaining how the new
rent has been computed. Any rent increase must not exceed the applicable Rent
Guidelines Board adjustment(s) authorized by the Rent Stabilization Code.
Failure to file a
current registration for this housing accommodation with DHCR bars the
collection of any guidelines increase after such registration should have been
filed. This sanction is lifted prospectively upon the filing of a proper
This Renewal Lease
must be offered on the same terms and conditions as the expiring lease, except
for such additional provisions as are permitted by law or the Rent
Stabilization Code which must be set forth by the owner and attached to this
Form. If there are any additional lawful agreements between the owner and
tenant, a copy signed by both parties must also be attached to this Form. The
tenant must return to the owner all copies of this Form, completed and signed
by the tenant in PART B on the reverse side of this Form.
The owner must
furnish the tenant with a fully executed copy of this Renewal Lease Form
bearing the tenant’s and owner’s signatures in PART B, and a copy of the DHCR
Lease Rights Rider, within 30 days of the owner’s receipt of this Form signed
by the tenant. The owner shall also make the Lease Rights Rider available in
Spanish upon request of the tenant. Service of this fully executed Form, upon
the tenant, constitutes a binding renewal lease. If the owner fails to furnish
the tenant with a fully executed copy of this Form within 30 days of receipt of
the Form signed by the tenant, the tenant shall continue to have all rights
afforded by the Rent Stabilization Law and Code. In addition, the owner may not
collect a rent increase from the tenant, and will be barred from commencing any
action or proceeding against the tenant bases upon non-renewal of lease.
Owner’s and Tenant’s Instructions carefully before completing this Renewal
If you wish to
accept this offer to renew your lease, you must complete and sign this Renewal
Lease Form in the space provided in PART B on the reverse side of this Form,
and you must return all copies of the signed Lease Form to owner in person or
by regular mail within 60 days of the date this Form was served upon you. You
may wish to make a copy for your own records. If you are the recipient of a
Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption, you must select a two-year lease, or
you will lose this exemption.
complete and sign PART B and return this Renewal Lease Form, be sure to check
the number of additional lawful provisions and written agreements indicated
under item 7 on the reverse side of this Form and that the same number of
lawful provisions and written agreements have been attached by the owner to
this Form. Please read all attachments carefully. If such other lawful
provisions appear, they are part of this lease renewal offer and renewal lease.
If there are any lawful agreements between you and the owner, attached copies
must be signed by both parties.
If you question
the Legal Regulated Rent or the rental adjustments specified on the front of
this Renewal Lease Form, ask the owner for an explanation. Or, you may
telephone the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR), Office of
Rent Administration, at (718-739-6400, before the end of the 60-day period from
the date this Form was served upon you.
If the owner
agrees to a rent which is lower than the legal regulated rent, this lower
amount should be entered in item 5 on the reverse side of this form, and a
signed copy of the agreement should be attached. You may not change the content
of this Renewal Lease Form without the owner’s written consent.
Your acceptance of
this offer to renew shall constitute a renewal of the present lease for the
term of years and rent accepted, subject to any other lawful changes which
appear in writing on the attachments to this Form, and subject also to payment
of the new rent and additional security, if any. Such additional security shall
be deposited by the owner in the manner provided for on initial occupancy.
If you do not sign
an return this Renewal Lease Form at the new rent (which appears in column “g”
or item 5 on the reverse side of this Form) in accordance with the
instructions, and within the prescribed 60-day period, the owner may have
grounds to start proceedings to evict you from your apartment.
You may file a
complaint with DHCR, if you have not received a copy of the DHCR Lease Rights
Rider with this Renewal Lease Form when signed and returned to you by the
owner, or a Spanish version of this Form of the Rider after requesting if from
the owner, or, if you do not receive a fully executed copy of this Renewal
Lease Form within 30 days from the owner’s receipt of a copy of this Form
signed by you.
Of New York
of Housing and Community Renewal
Of Rent Administration/Gertz Plaza
Union Hall Street
New York 11433
M. Cuomo, Governor
M. Halperin, Commissioner
RENEWAL LEASE FORM
and Tenants should read INSTRUCTIONS TO OWNER and INSTRUCTIONS TO TENANT
the reverse side before filling out or signing this form.
THIS IS A NOTICE
FOR RENEWAL OF LEASE AND RENEWAL LEASE FORM ISSUED UNDER SECTION 2523.5(a) OF
THE NEW YORK CITY RENT STABILIZATION CODE. ALL COPIES OF THIS FORM MUST BE
SIGNED BELOW AND RETURNED TO YOUR LANDLORD WITHIN 60 DAYS.
________________ 19 ______
County Zip Code Mailing
Address (No. & Street)
owner hereby notifies you that your lease will expire on : ____________________
Month / Day/ Year
PART A—OFFER TO TENANT TO RENEW
2. You may renew this lease, for one or two
years, at your option, as follows:
a Renewal Term 1
Year 2 Years
b Legal Rent on Sept. 30th
Of This Renewal Lease: $
________ Same as 1 year
c Authorized Applicable
Guideline Increase (If unknown,
and see below)*: ( %)
$ _____ ( %)
d Applicable Guideline Supplement,
________ $ ________
e Lawful Rent Increase Adj. If
any, Effective After Sept. 30th
Indicated In Col. b: $
________ $ ________
f Separate charge, if any (Specify under
item 4 below): $
________ $ ________
g New Rent (If lower rent is to
be charged check box
and see 5 below)**: $ ________ $ ________
*If applicable guideline rate is unknown at time offer
is made, check box in column c and enter current guideline which will be
subject to adjustment when new rates are ordered.
rent provided for in this renewal lease may be increased or decreased by order
of the Division of Housing and community Renewal (DHCR) or the Rent Guidelines
3. Security Deposit:
Deposit: $ _______
Deposit Required --1 year lease: $ ________
--2 year lease: $ ________
4. Specify separate charges if applicable:
Conditioner—Electricity Charge: $
_______ /mo. 421
a (2.2%): $ _______ /mo.
—Unit charge: $
Other: $ _______
5. Lower Rent to be charged, if any.
6. This renewal lease shall commence on
______________ (Month/Day/Year) which shall not be less than 120 days nor more
than 150 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery of this Renewal
Lease Form. This Renewal Lease shall terminate on ______________
(Month/Day/Year) (1 year lease) or ______________ (Month/Day/Year) (2 year
7. This renewal lease is based on the same
terms and conditions as your expiring lease, except that _______ lawful
provisions attached and _______ written agreements between owner and tenant
attached have been added. (Indicate in the blank spaces as applicable, the
number of additional provisions or written agreements attached.)
form becomes a binding lease renewal when signed by the owner below and
returned to the tenant. A rider setting forth the rights and obligations of
tenants and landlords under the Tent Stabilization Law must be attached to this
lease when signed by the owner and returned to the tenant.
PART B: TENANT’S RESPONSE TO OWNER
Tenant: Check and complete where indicated one of
the two responses below after reading instructions on reverse side. Then date
and sign your response below. You must return this Renewal Lease Form to the
owner in person or by regular mail, within 60 days of the date this Notice was
served upon you by the owner. Your failure to do so may be grounds for the
commencement of an action by the owner to evict you from your apartment.
(we) the undersigned tenant(s), agree to enter into a ______ year renewal lease
at a monthly rent of $ _________.
renewal lease is based on the same terms and conditions as my (our)
expiring lease, and further attached
lawful provisions and attached written agreements, if any (see item 7 under
PART A above).
(we) will not renew my (our) lease and (we) intend to vacate the apartment on
the expiration date of the present lease indicated above.