HSTPAHoosier State Tractor Pullers Association (Indiana)
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The amendments relating to rent overcharges apply to all claims pending on the effective date of HSTPA. Among other things, the overcharge recovery period is extended to six years and the treble damage penalty applies to the entire six years.
In a nod to the tenant bar, HSTPA requires that DHCR shall (rather than may) impose attorney's fees where an overcharge is found.
HSTPA declares a housing emergency statewide and extends the provisions of the ETPA to "all counties within the state of New York outside of the City of New York." Municipalities in all New York counties may thus adopt the provisions of the ETPA.
Amendments to owner occupancy proceedings are effective immediately and apply to any tenant in possession on the effective date of HSTPA, regardless of whether the owner's proceeding commenced prior to the effective date.
This was a hot button issue in the days leading up to passage of HSTPA. Owners complained about low rents and predicted deteriorating apartment conditions, conjuring up images of NYCHA housing.