Know Your Rights
Tenants often have a number of legal needs, especially in regards to eviction. Get information about your civil legal needs here, and learn what your rights are.
The information here is offered only as a public service and does not count as legal advice. If you're have a specific problem, you should find a lawyer who is knowledgeable about the legal problem you're facing.
During an eviction you have specific rights, such as the right to have your case heard by a judge.Learn more
You have the right to live in and enjoy your home free from discrimination by your landlord.Learn more
Your landlord cannot increase your rent without prior notice, or charge you for things not covered by the terms of your lease.Learn more
Your landlord must keep the property in good repair, free from leaks and damage, and free from pests.Learn more
Tenants in mobile home parks have specific protections that only apply to them.Learn more
All tenants in New York State have the right to make a good-faith complaint to their landlord or their local housing authority without fearing retaliation.Learn more
Tenants with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations that they can enjoy equal access to and use of their home.Learn more
You have a right to get a receipt from your landlord each time you pay rent.Learn more
When you first go to court for an eviction proceeding you can ask for a 14-day Adjournment of HearingLearn more
Your landlord must return your security deposit within 14 days of moving out.Learn more
What are the legal responsibilities of my landlord? What legal responsibilities do I have as a tenant?Learn more
Learn more about your rights if your rent payment is late.Learn more