On this page, you will find general guidelines for identifying if your apartment may be rent stabilized.
You will also find links to downloadable listings of buildings in New York City that contain rent stabilized apartments and how to use these tables most effectively. The tables do not list which apartments in these buildings are rent stabilized, only those buildings that contain at least one rent stabilized unit (per owner registrations). A link is also provided to NYS Homes and Community Renewal’s (HCR) searchable database of buildings that may contain rent stabilized units.
Note: The NYC Rent Guidelines Board does not have any information concerning whether any particular apartment is rent stabilized.
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How to Tell If a Building Is Rent Stabilized
How to tell if a building contains at least one rent stabilized unit:
In general, stabilized buildings:
However, not all apartments in these buildings are necessarily rent stabilized. For an apartment to be stabilized it should:
There are many exceptions to these rules. (For instance, if you moved into the apartment before the building was converted to a co-op, the apartment may be stabilized. Also, some newly constructed buildings may be stabilized due to a 421-a or J-51 tax exemption even if the rent is $2,000 or more.)
The lists on our website only include buildings whose owners registered with the NY State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR). If an owner filed after the lists were compiled or not at all, a building may not be on our lists but may still contain rent stabilized apartments.
The only way to know if your apartment is rent stabilized is to contact NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), the state agency which administers the rent laws.
Information about deregulation may be found on HCR's page on Deregulation as well as their page on Deregulation Rent and Income Thresholds on HCR's website.
Additional explanatory information on rent stabilization may be found in HCR Fact Sheet #1: Rent Stabilization and Rent Control and in our FAQ section on rent stabilization.
How to Use the Rent Stabilized Building Listings
NYC Rent Stabilized Building Listings
Data Source: 2017 Building Registrations filed with NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR).
Statewide Rent Regulated Building Search on HCR's Website