No Deregulation Where Renewal Lease Still in Effect After HSTPA Enacted

LVT Number: #30939

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2017. On Sept. 7, 2018, the DRA ruled for landlord based on tenant's admission that his annual household income was above $200,000 in both 2015 and 2016. A year later, on Sept. 20, 2019, the DRA issued an Explanatory Addenda (EA) "to explain" the impact of HSTPA on its 2018 deregulation order. The DRA now said that if tenant had a renewal lease in effect on June 14, 2019, while awaiting deregulation under the Sept.

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Belnord Partners LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. HV410289RO (7/20/20) [6-pg. doc.]