Landlord Can't Demolish or Alter Building with Rent-Controlled Apartment
LVT Number: #24582
Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to evict rent-controlled tenant so that landlord could demolish the building. Landlord stated that it intended to remove or demolish and replace the roof, walls, ceiling and support beams, plumbing, and wiring. The DRA ruled against landlord because landlord didn't show that additional housing units would be added or that the alteration is for the purpose of subdividing an under-occupied apartment containing six or more rooms, as required. Landlord appealed and lost.