By Kathleen Culliton, Patch Staff 

 

City Comptroller Scott Stringer wants landlords to give tenants a copy of their rights at every lease signing.

 

NEW YORK CITY — Before your landlord sells you a bill of goods, he should show you a bill of rights, the city's comptroller says.

 

Scott Stringer proposed Thursday a Tenant Bill of Rights he says would protect renters from "unscrupulous landlords" hoping to duck city law.

 

"Knowledge is power, and the rights and resources generations of activists fought for should be accessible, clear and mandatory for every single tenant," said Stringer.

 

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