DEMOLITION

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...

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...