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Creating a lease - NY State and Renter Insurance

I'm creating a new lease in NY state (NOT New York City) and want to specify that the tenant requires renters insurance.  The form says: New York Assist: Landlords may not require tenants to obtain rental insurance and cannot make the failure to do so a breach of the lease.   Is this valid? I know other landlords have required this in my area.
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Always check with a lawyer however the option to require renters insurance is there.  I have never really heard of laws not allowing a landlord to require renters insurance. That seems counter intuitive to me. Sorry I am not much more of a help.
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