Tenant's Preferential Rent Rider Limited to Specific Lease Term

LVT Number: #30049

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR that landlord failed to renew her lease on the same terms and conditions as her prior lease because landlord failed to offer her a preferential rent upon renewal. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that tenant's preferential rent was limited by lease language to particular lease terms and didn't apply to the entire tenancy. Tenant appealed and lost. Contrary to tenant's claim, each of tenant's leases to date contained a preferential rent rider that was specific to the respective lease term, and didn't include language applying a preferential rent to the entire tenancy. [Download PDF of decision here.]

Kehlet: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GM210048RT (2/25/19) [4-pg. doc.]