New York extends special protections to tenants who are victims of domestic violence. Here are some of the domestic violence (DV) laws that apply to tenants:
- Landlord cannot refuse to rent to victim of DV
- Landlord cannot terminate a victim of DV
- Early termination right for DV victim
- Penalty for falsely reporting domestic violence (including obtaining early termination)
- Landlord or court may bifurcate the lease, which means that the landlord may evict the abuser, but not the victim of the domestic violence
- Anti-discrimination protection and eviction protection do not apply to owner-occupied buildings with two or fewer units.
Check the New York statute (N.Y. Real Prop. Law §â