Can a Tenant Change the Locks in New York?

This question is about New York Landlord Tenant Rights

New York tenants can change their locks, as long as this isn’t prohibited by the rental agreement and they provide copies of new keys to the landlord. Landlords are expressly forbidden from changing the locks as a form of “self help” eviction.

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