DHCR Must Decide If Repeal of Deregulation Law Applied to Tenant's Case

LVT Number: #30413

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment after the building's J-51 tax benefits ended. Tenants argued that the building became rent stabilized solely as a result of its participation in the J-51 tax program, so the apartment wasn't subject to high-rent/high-income deregulation when J-51 benefits expired. The DRA ruled for tenants and dismissed landlord's application.

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Goldfeder v. DHCR: Index No. 153205/19, 2019 NY Slip Op 32841(U) (Sup. Ct. NY; 9/25/19; Edmead, J)