PROCEDURE-DHCR

DHCR Reconsiders Prior Decision That Community Room Was Maintained

January 29, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. The DRA initially had ruled against tenant in March 2017, finding that a community room playground and parking lot gate were maintained. However, upon...

Lease Nonrenewal Case Reopened Based on Law Office Failure

January 28, 2020    

Tenant complained that landlord failed to offer her a rent-stabilized renewal lease. The DRA ruled for tenant after landlord failed to answer the complaint, and ordered landlord to offer tenant a one- or two-year...

DHCR Must Explain Its Method for Setting Rent

November 21, 2019    

Landlord asked the DHCR to determine the legal rent for tenant's SRO unit after a court ruled that tenant was a rent-stabilized permanent tenant. Tenant had checked into the SRO building in August 2015, paid a...

HUD, Not DHCR, Must Determine Rent Overcharge Claim

November 20, 2019    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that the DHCR had issued a rent reduction order that affected the collectable rent for her apartment. But...

Landlord's Request to Amend Rent Registration Was Premature

September 24, 2019    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to amend the 2016 annual rent registration for one apartment. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that it was premature to amend that registration in light of a pending DHCR...

Landlord Can't Amend 2007 Rent Registration

September 24, 2019    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to amend its 2007 annual rent registration for one apartment that landlord claimed was incorrectly registered as rent stabilized rather then temporarily exempt. The DRA ruled...

Apartment Occupant Had No Standing to Appeal Rent Administrator's Ruling

August 26, 2019    

Landlord applied for a ruling from the DHCR that its building had been substantially rehabilitated and therefore was exempt from rent stabilization. The DRA ruled for landlord. One occupant claiming to be a tenant...

DHCR Acknowledges Complainant Wasn't Necessarily Legal Tenant

March 19, 2019    

Apartment occupant complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against occupant, finding that the all rent increases were lawful after the base rent date. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that...

Case Reopened After DRA Sent Notice to Incorrect Address

March 18, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a decrease in services. Tenant didn't respond to the DRA's request for additional information, and the DRA's mailing came back indicating that tenant had vacated the...

Landlord Must File Administrative Determination Application for DHCR Ruling

December 24, 2018    

Tenant complained of a reduction in services based on inadequate bathtub caulking and a missing window lock. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that tenant...

TPU Properly Referred Rent Overcharge Claim to DRA

May 24, 2018    

The DHCR's Tenant Protection Unit (TPU) commenced an individual apartment improvement (IAI) audit for tenant's apartment and, in June 2013, issued a notice stating that landlord's claimed IAIs didn't...

Vacancy Rent Exceeded Deregulation Threshold

April 23, 2018    

Landlord applied in 2016 for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment. The DRA terminated the proceeding because a vacancy occurred in the apartment and the rent exceeded the...