Bronx, NY asked in Real Estate Law for New York

Q: NYC Housing Question

I am a medical resident with a large hospital in Brooklyn. My program offers subsidized housing while working/studying. I recently moved and the housing office says my security deposit will be returned I'm 2-3 months. That doesn't seem right.

I thought NYC law required a security deposit to be returned within 2 weeks.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Elaine Shay
Elaine Shay
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Your correct... The Tenant Protection Act of 2019 requires security deposits be refunded within two weeks. Unfortunately, the Courts are closed to non-essential matters. As a result, if you wanted to commence a case, you will probably not have an opportunity to do so before the security deposit is refunded.

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