DEMOLITION

Landlord Demolished Building Without DHCR Permission

September 27, 2017    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to refuse to renew the leases of eight rent-stabilized tenants so that it could demolish the building. The DRA ruled against landlord, and landlord lost subsequent appeals to...

Landlord Can't Get DHCR Approval for Demolition of One Apartment

September 25, 2017    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for permission to proceed for eviction of rent-controlled tenant in order to demolish the apartment. Landlord claimed that the apartment had unsanitary conditions and no bathroom ...

City Must Protect Neighboring Building While Enforcing DOB Demolition Order

August 29, 2017    

The City of New York sued landlord, seeking an order granting it access to a building's exterior and land in order to perform emergency demolition of an adjoining abandoned building. DOB had issued an emergency...

Landlord Must Pay Tenant Stipends and Relocation Costs

February 10, 2017    

The DHCR directed landlord to pay tenants’ demolition stipends and relocation costs in connection with a building demolition. Landlord filed an Article 78 appeal, claiming that the DHCR’s decision was...

DHCR Demolition Application Dismissed After Building Sold

March 18, 2016    

Prior landlord applied to the DHCR for permission to demolish a building and terminate five rent-stabilized tenancies. The DRO ruled against prior landlord, who appealed and lost. Prior landlord then filed an Article...

Landlord's Demolition Application Denied

June 16, 2014    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to terminate one rent-stabilized and four rent-controlled tenancies in order to demolish the building tenants lived in. Landlord claimed that the apartments were uninhabitable,...

Building Code Changes Required Changes to Demolition Plan

May 16, 2014    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to refuse renewal of rent-stabilized tenants' leases based on its intent to demolish the building. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that it didn't have the...

Landlord Demolished Building Without DHCR Approval

December 13, 2013    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to refuse to renew tenant's leases and proceed with eviction in order to demolish a building containing rent-stabilized tenants. Landlord claimed that DOB had ordered...

DOB Can Demolish Landlord's Building

December 1, 2011    
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