Building Converted from Six to Four Apartments Remained Rent Stabilized

LVT Number: #28082

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that tenant was unregulated because the building had fewer than six apartments. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized because the building was built before 1974 and had six apartments in 1974. Tenant said that the building was altered after 1974 to combine apartments on two floors so that the apartment now had four apartments. Landlord ruled for tenant and dismissed the case. In 1999, prior landlord reduced the number of units from six to four. This was documented by HPD I-card records and DOB permit filings. 

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Lloyd v. Williams: 2017 NY Slip Op 51655(U), 2017 WL 6043474 (Civ. Ct. Kings; 11/20/17; Sikowitz, J)