Landlord's 2019 Deregulation Applications Dismissed Based on HSTPA

LVT Number: #31306

Landlord applied separately for high-rent/high-income deregulation of 10 apartments in one building in May 2019. The DRA dismissed those applications in August 2019 based on provisions of HSTPA that repealed deregulation of rent-stabilized and rent-controlled apartments effective June 14, 2019. Landlord appealed each decision, the DHCR consolidated the cases, and ruled against landlord. Landlord argued that the DHCR retroactively applied HSTPA to improperly dismiss the 2019 filing period "LD" applications, and that this was an unconstitutional taking and denial of due process.

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