Two-Family House Was Illegally Altered into Two Apartments and Five Furnished Rooms

LVT Number: #30392

Tenant asked the DHCR to determine whether his apartment was rent stabilized. He claimed that the building had seven dwelling units. Landlord argued that the two-family house never had seven units, and that DOB never issued violations for illegal use of the premises. After inspection, the DRA ruled for tenant, finding that the building was constructed before Jan. 1, 1974, contained two apartments and five furnished rooms. Therefore, the building had six or more housing accommodations and was rent stabilized.

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MGNYC Ventures LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GR410044RO (8/29/19) [4-pg. doc.]