Vacancy Deregulated Apartment Not Reregulated by HSTPA

LVT Number: #30631

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that tenant's apartment was exempt from rent stabilization due to high-rent vacancy. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized. The court ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Proof submitted indicated that the apartment was deregulated in 2011, when the prior rent-stabilized tenant moved out and the legal rent plus statutory increases brought the legal rent above the $2,500 deregulation threshold then in effect. Tenant claimed that the apartment was later reregulated by the Rent Act of 2015. But this was incorrect.

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B.G.R. Realty LLC v. Stein: 66 Misc.3d 135(A), 2020 NY Slip Op 50005(U) (App. T. 1 Dept.; 1/6/20; Shulman, PJ, Edmead, J)