Hospital Employee Not Entitled to Rent-Stabilized Renewal Lease
LVT Number: #32163
A hospital employee complained to the DHCR that she was rent stabilized and that landlord refused to renew her lease. The DRA ruled against the employee, who appealed and lost. The employee moved into the apartment in 2001 when Maimonides Medical Center (MMC) owned the building. MMC signed a Housing Agreement for Employees when employee moved in. The employee argued that MMC had sold the building and was no longer her landlord. But MMC retained a master lease to the building after it was sold to a new owner. So the new owner had no obligation to give the employee a rent-stabilized lease. The employee remained in the apartment as an incident of her employment by MMC. The DHCR and courts also had ruled in prior cases that MMC employees in the building weren't rent-stabilized tenants and that the apartment was exempt from rent stabilization during their occupancy as an employee.
Campbell-Eltantawy: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. KP210009RT (7/13/22)[2-pg. document]