Did Building Have Six or More Apartments Anytime Since 1974?

LVT Number: #31290

Tenants of various apartments in landlord's building sued landlord after landlord sent them lease nonrenewal notices. Tenants claimed that they were rent stabilized. Landlord claimed that the building was unregulated since it contained fewer than six apartments, and asked the court to dismiss the case. The court ruled against landlord. Although landlord presented HPD I-cards from 1938 showing that the building had five dwelling units at that time, tenants claimed that between 1974 and 1988, the building contained at least six apartments.

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