RENEWAL LEASES

RENEWAL LEASES

Landlord Didn't Serve Termination Notice Before Seeking Eviction of Tenant

February 21, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for failing to renew his lease. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that the renewal rent offered was more than the legal regulated rent. The court...

Landlord Not Required to Continue Preferential Rent

December 26, 2018    

Tenant complained that landlord refused to renew her rent-stabilized lease on the same terms and conditions as her expiring lease. Tenant claimed that landlord offered a renewal lease at a monthly rent of $1,998...

New Landlord Doesn't Prove Tenant Must Sign Renewal Lease

December 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant, claiming that tenant failed to sign an offered renewal lease. Landlord claimed that it bought the building in a foreclosure sale, didn't receive lease documentation...

Legal Rent Limited to Lower Rent Offered by Receiver

December 21, 2018    

After an action was commenced to foreclose on landlord's building mortgage, a temporary receiver was appointed in 2010 to manage the building and collect rent from tenants. In 2012, the receiver signed a one-year...

Landlord Didn't Offer Rent-Stabilized Tenant a Proper Renewal Lease

November 27, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for failing to sign an offered renewal lease. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case. He claimed that the renewal lease was improper because his rent was $1,200 per...

DHCR Orders Landlord to Add Tenant's Wife's Name to Renewal Lease

November 25, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord failed to offer a proper renewal lease. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to add tenant's spouse's name to the lease. The DRA also advised landlord...

Landlord Must Add Tenant's Spouse to Renewal Lease

November 25, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord wouldn't properly renew her lease. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to add tenant's husband's name to the renewal lease. Landlord appealed and...

No Notice to Cure Needed Before Terminating Tenancy

November 12, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for failing to provide access to make repairs and for failing to renew her rent-stabilized lease. Tenant claimed that landlord's termination notice was defective....

Landlord Can't Add J-51 Rider for First Time to Renewal Lease

October 27, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord didn't offer her a renewal lease on the same terms and conditions as her expiring lease because landlord included a J-51 tax abatement rider for the first time. The...

Renewal Lease Offer During Pending Eviction Case Didn't Revoke Court Action

August 12, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenants for illegally subletting their apartment, for permitting overcrowding in violation of the lease, and for causing a need for repairs to the apartment. Tenants asked the...

First Lease to 421-a Tenant Contained Improper Preferential Rent

July 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for violating a substantial obligation of her tenancy by refusing to renew her lease. Tenant claimed that the renewal lease offered was improper. Tenant was the first...

Landlord Must Base Renewal Increase on Preferential Rent

June 26, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord offered him an improper renewal lease. The DRA ruled for tenant. Since landlord failed to include a higher legal regulated rent in tenant's vacancy lease, the new...