Were IAIs Sufficient to Result in Vacancy Deregulation?

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Unregulated tenant sued landlord, claiming that he was rent stabilized and that his rent should be frozen at the legal regulated rent in effect when the apartment was last registered with the DHCR, and seeking attorney's fees. Tenant claimed that there was sufficient proof to decide the case without a trial. The court disagreed. Landlord claimed that it had performed individual apartment improvements (IAIs) in 2007 and that the apartment was registered as permanently exempt (PE) in 2008.

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Nuur v. 223 Avenue B, LLC: Index No. 157017/2016, 2019 NY Slip Op 50459(U) (Sup. Ct. NY; 3/25/19; Reed, J)