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Glossary List of Rent Regulation Terms

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It is important to note that this glossary is not intended as a substitute for the definitions, interpretations, etc., contained in the respective rent regulatory statutes, codes, and regulations themselves, or any administrative or court decision construing such statutes, codes, and regulations, or any order of the New York City or County Rent Guidelines Boards.


A
Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM)
Affordable Housing
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)
Alternative Hardship Increase
Ancillary Services
Annual Registration
Apartment Services Registration
Article 78 Proceeding
Assignments

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B
Balloon Loan
Base Dates
Building Services Registration

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C
Certificate of Occupancy
Civil Practice Laws and Rules (CPLR)
Class A Multiple Dwelling
Class B Multiple Dwelling
Comparative Hardship Increase
Complaint
Compliance
Concession
Conciliation and Appeals Board (CAB)
Conditional Rental
Condominium (Condo)
Cooperative (Co-op)
Core Manhattan
Cross-sectional

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D
Debt Service
Debt Service Ratio
Decontrol
Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)
Deregulation
Destabilization
DHCR
Disabled Persons
Disabled Persons’ Special Rights
Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) Program
Discount Rate
Distressed Buildings
Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR)

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E
Electrical Inclusion Adjustment
Electrical Inclusion Building
Electrical Exclusion Building
Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974 (ETPA)
Escalator Clause
Essential Services
Eviction

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F
Fair Market Rents
Fair Market Rent Special Guideline
Family Assistance Program (FAP)
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Federal Reserve Board
Federal Funds Rate
Fees, Administrative
Fees, Attorney’s
Fees, Brokerage
Fees, Late
Final Order
First Rent
Fixed Rate Mortgage (FRM)
421-a Tax Incentive Program
Fractional Terms
Fuel Cost Adjustment

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G
Garden-Type Maisonette Dwelling Complex
Gross City Product (GCP)
Guidelines Rent Increases

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H
Harassment
Hardship
Hardship, Alternative
Hardship, Comparative
Hardship, Rent Control
Heat and Hot Water Services
High-Income/High-Rent Deregulation
High-Rent/Vacancy Reregulation
Holdover Tenant
Horizontal Multiple Dwelling
Home Relief
Hotel
Hotel Occupant
Hotel Permanent Tenant
Housing Accommodation
Housing Maintenance Code
Housing & Vacancy Survey (HVS)
HPD
HUD
HVS

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I J
I&E
Individual Apartment Improvements (IAI)

Illusory Sublets
Initial Legal Registered Rent
Initial Registration
Initial Stabilized Lease

In Rem
Interim Lease
J-51 Program

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K L
Key Money
Lease
Lease Rider
Lessee
Lessor
Legal Regulated Rent
Legislature
Loft Board
Loan-to-Value Ratio (LTV)
Longitudinal
Low Rent Supplement

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M
Major Capital Improvements (MCI)
Maximum Base Rent Program (MBR)
Maximum Collectible Rent (MCR)
Mean and Median Averages
Mitchell-Lama

Month-to-Month Tenants
Multiple Dwelling
Multiple Dwelling Law
Multi-Tier Rent

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N
Net Operating Income (NOI)
New York City Conciliation and Appeals Board (CAB)
New Law Tenement
New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)
New York City Rent Guidelines Board
New York State Real Property Law (RPL)

Nominal Dollars
Non-Evict Co-op
Notice of Appearances

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O
O&M
Occupant
Office of Rent Administration (ORA)
Old Law Tenement
Omnibus Housing Act
Operating Cost Ratio
Orders
Outer Boroughs
Overcharge
Owner

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P
Permanently Exempt Housing from the RSL or ETPA
Permanent Tenant
Petition for Administrative Review (PAR)
Plain English Lease
PIOC (Price Index of Operating Costs)
Points
Post-46 or Post-war
Preferential Rent
Pre-47 or Pre-war
Primary Residence
Prime Tenant

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Q R
Real Dollars
Real Property Law (RPL)

Registration

Registration, Annual
Registration, Apartment Services
Registration, Building Services
Registration, Initial
Registration, Tenant Challenge
Renewal Lease
Rent
Rent Act of 2011
Rent Act of 2015
Rent Control
Rent Guidelines Board (RGB)
RGB Rent Index
Rent Guideline Orders
Rent Law of 2003
Rent Overcharge
Rent Reductions Due to Decreased Services
RPIE Forms
Rent Regulation Reform Act of 1997 ("RRRA-97")
Rent Stabilization
Rent Stabilization Code (RSC)
Rent Stabilization Lease Rider
Rent Stabilization Law (RSL)
Rental Vacancy Rate
Required Services
Room
Rooming House
Roommate

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S
Safety Net Assistance (SNA)
Section 8 Rental Program
Section 421-a Program
Security Deposit
Senior Citizens' Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE)
Senior Citizens' Special Rights
Service
Shelter Allowance
Single-Room Occupancy Housing (SRO)
Small Building Owners' Assistance Unit
Special Guideline
Special Low Rent Increase
Special Vacancy Allowance
Stabilization
State Rent Commission
Statutory Vacancy Allowance
Stay
Sublet
Substantial Rehabilitation
Subtenant/Sublessee
Succession Rights
Supplemental Adjustment
Surcharge

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T U
Tax Commission Income & Expense (TCIE) Form
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
Temporarily Exempt Housing Accommodations
Tenant
Term
Transient Occupancy
Treble Damages
Upper Manhattan
Useful Life Schedule

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V W X Y Z
Vacancy Allowance
Vacancy Bonus
Vacancy Deregulation
Vacancy Lease
Vacate Order
Warranty of Habitability

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Sources include: "Housing NYC: Rents, Markets and Trends 2014," NYC Rent Guidelines Board and "An Overview of New York State's Rent Regulated Housing 1993," NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal.

Page Updated 8/20/2015


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