DEMOLITION

Landlord Didn't Submit Proof of Financial Ability to Complete Demolition

December 22, 2021    

In 2019, landlord filed a demolition application with the DHCR, seeking permission to refuse to renew the lease and to proceed for eviction against the last remaining rent-stabilized tenant in its apartment building...

Landlord Didn't Notify Rent-Controlled Tenant Before Filing Demolition Application

December 20, 2021    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for permission to demolish an eight-unit building in order to construct a two-family house. A rent-controlled tenant in the building objected, claiming that landlord wasn't acting in...

Demolition Plan Didn't Include Post-Demolition Construction Provision

May 25, 2021    

Landlord applied to the DHCR in 2019 for permission to demolish a building, refuse to renew tenant's lease, and proceed for eviction. With its application, landlord submitted plans approved by DOB and a bank...

DHCR Approves Landlord's Demolition Application

September 25, 2020    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to refuse renewal of tenant's rent-stabilized leases and/or proceed for eviction based on landlord's intent to demolish the building. The DRA ruled against landlord,...

Landlord's Demolition Application Reopened

June 21, 2019    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to terminate the tenancies of five rent-stabilized apartments in order to demolish the building. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that landlord didn't comply with...

Landlord's Demolition Application Denied

May 21, 2019    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to demolish a rent-stabilized building and to evict tenant. The DRA ruled against landlord and denied its application. Landlord appealed and lost.

Landlord Can Demolish Three-Family House and Evict Tenant

December 24, 2018    

Landlord applied for permission to terminate rent-controlled tenant's tenancy and demolish a three-family house. The other two apartments were vacant. The DRA ruled for landlord, finding that landlord had...

Demolition Application Denied Because Building Interior Wouldn't Be Fully Gutted

September 22, 2018    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for permission to refuse lease renewal and proceed for the eviction of five rent-stabilized tenants because it intended to demolish the building. The DRA ruled against landlord, who...

Landlord Made False Statements to Obtain DOB Permits

September 22, 2018    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to refuse to renew leases and to evict rent-stabilized tenants because it intended to demolish a building. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. Landlord...

DHCR Denies Landlord's Demolition Application

April 23, 2018    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for permission to refuse to renew tenants' rent-stabilized leases and/or proceed with evictions for the purpose of fully demolishing its building. The DRA ruled against landlord, who...

Landlord Must Pay Stipends to Tenants Who Died After Being Displaced

January 19, 2018    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission not to renew rent-stabilized leases and to demolish a rent-stabilized building. In 2010, the DRO ruled that landlord must pay stipends to eight displaced tenants. DOB had...

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...