PROCEDURE-DHCR

Landlord's Request to Amend Prior Year's Rent Registration Denied

July 24, 2017    

In December 2016, landlord asked the DHCR for permission to amend an apartment registration filed in 2015. Landlord claimed that the apartment was mistakenly registered as rent stabilized in 2015 when it should have...

Landlords' Challenge to 2014 Rent Stabilization Code Amendments Concerning Four-Year Rule Denied

June 27, 2017    

Landlords and real estate organizations sued the DHCR to challenge the DHCR's adoption of 2014 amendments to the Rent Stabilization Code (2014 Amendments) as unconstitutional. Among other things, landlords sought...

Landlords' Challenge to Creation of DHCR Tenant Protection Unit Denied

June 27, 2017    

Landlords and real estate organizations sued the DHCR to challenge the DHCR's adoption in 2014 of amendments to the Rent Stabilization Code as unconstitutional. Among other things, landlords sought to eliminate...

Insufficient Proof That Tenants Withdrew DHCR Complaint

June 24, 2017    

(Decision submitted by Manhattan attorney Sherief Gaber of Urban Justice Center Community Development Project, attorneys for the tenants.)

Landlord Can't Amend Annual Rent Registrations to Increase Listed Rents

April 28, 2017    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission under Rent Stabilization Code Section 2528.3(c) and 2522.6(b) to amend an apartment’s annual rent registrations for 2014 and 2015. The DRA ruled against landlord, who...

Landlord Can't Amend 2013 Rent Registration

February 21, 2017    

Landlord asked the DHCR in 2016 for permission to amend tenant’s 2012 and 2013 annual apartment rent registrations. Landlord sought to change the 2012 registered rent from $1,348.84 to $1,348.36, and to change...

PAR Was Filed by Unauthorized Tenant Representative

October 28, 2016    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on various conditions. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Tenants appealed, claiming that the DRA omitted a finding that backyard...

Landlord Can't Amend Registration to Remove Apartment from Stabilization

October 27, 2016    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to amend the 2012 rent registration for tenant’s apartment 2F. Landlord claimed that Apartment 2F was incorrectly registered as rent stabilized that year. Landlord claimed...

Rent Registrations Incorrectly Stated Apartment Was Owner-Occupied

October 26, 2016    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to file amended apartment registrations for the years 2011-2013 because prior registrations mistakenly referred to the apartment as being owner-occupied and exempt from rent...

DHCR Won't Decide Application to Amend Registrations While Overcharge Complaint Pending

October 26, 2016    

Landlord applied to the DHCR to amend apartment rent registrations for 2012 through 2015 based on errors made during the original filing.The DRA terminated the proceeding because tenant’s rent overcharge...

PAR Filed by Unauthorized Tenant Representative Dismissed

September 23, 2016    

(Decision submitted by Elizabeth Lentini of the Manhattan law firm of Borah, Goldstein...

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