HPD Increased Rent Once in 25 Years
LVT Number: 18700
Landlord asked the DHCR to increase tenant's rent based on unique and peculiar circumstances. The apartment contained five rooms. Before 2000, HPD had owned the building for 25 years. HPD had increased tenant's rent only once during that time. The apartment went under rent control when HPD sold the building. The DRA ruled for landlord. The DRA ruled that landlord could increase tenant's rent 7.5 percent over $117 for each year after 1978. That made tenant's rent $736 instead of $150. Tenant appealed and lost. Rent control regulations permit rent increases based on unique and peculiar circumstances, which landlord showed were present.
Siniscalchi: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. SI420018RT (1/13/06) [6-pg. doc.]