DHCR Advises Tenant to Pursue Lease Renewal Complaint in Court
LVT Number: #32904
Section 8 tenant filed a lease violation complaint with the DHCR, claiming that landlord refused to correct her last rent-stabilized renewal lease. The DRA terminated the proceeding and advised tenant to go back to housing court, where tenant claimed landlord had signed a "so-ordered" stipulation with her concerning noncompliance with an agreement to give tenant a countersigned lease, a new lease beginning in 2021, and to provide a rent ledger. Tenant appealed and lost. Since there was already a court-ordered stipulation concerning the issues tenant raised in her PAR, the DRA correctly concluded that these issues should be resolved by the court that issued the so-ordered stipulation.
Hammond: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. LS410010RT (9/5/23)[2-pg. document]