RENEWAL LEASES

DHCR Specifies Valid Grounds for a Lease Violation Complaint

July 19, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of a lease violation. She claimed that landlord's lease renewals didn't provide the correct RGB rent increase percentages. The DRA dismissed tenant's...

Landlord Not Required to Add Tenant's Domestic Partner to Renewal Lease

July 19, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to add his domestic partner to his lease as a co-tenant. Tenant submitted a copy of 2019 Certificate of Domestic Partnership, which had been...

DHCR Won't Decide Tenant's Renewal Lease Complaint While Nonprimary Residence Case Is Pending

May 25, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord refused to renew his lease. Tenant attached a copy of landlord's lease nonrenewal notice based on its claim of tenant's nonprimary residence. The DRA ruled for...

Landlord Proved It Sent Renewal Lease to Tenant

May 24, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR in February 2021 that landlord refused to renew her lease. Landlord responded and said that it offered tenant a lease renewal on Aug. 31, 2020, but that tenant failed to...

Tenant Didn't Prove Lease Renewal Offer Was Untimely

April 17, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant filed a lease violation complaint in February 2021. Tenant said that he had received a renewal lease offer dated Oct. 3, 2020, even though his last lease expired on May 31, 2020. Tenant claimed...

Landlord Removed Name of Tenant's Ex-Wife in Renewal Lease Offer

April 17, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord had offered him a renewal lease that incorrectly included his ex-wife's name and an incorrect security deposit increase. Tenant claimed that he had marked up the...

Landlord Proved It Offered Timely Renewal Lease to Rent-Stabilized Tenant

April 17, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord didn't offer him a timely renewal lease and that his name was misspelled on the renewal lease that was offered late. The DRA ruled against tenant after landlord...

Landlord Offered No Timely Excuse for Failing to Offer Renewal Lease

March 23, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant filed a lease violation complaint with the DHCR. He claimed that he moved into the Yonkers apartment in 2012 at a monthly rent of $520 without a written lease. His last lease was for two years...

Landlord Must Execute Renewal Lease Tenant Signed Even Though It Later Terminated Tenancy

March 22, 2022    

In 2020, rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to sign and return to tenant a fully executed renewal lease that tenant had signed. Tenant also said that landlord wasn't accepting his...

Landlord Must Add Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Husband to Renewal Lease as Co-Tenant

March 21, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant filed a lease violation complaint with the DHCR, claiming that landlord refused to add her spouse's name to her renewal lease. Tenant pointed out that she was disabled and her husband was...

Renewal Lease Offer Was Improper

February 15, 2022    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for failure to renew his lease. The housing court ruled against landlord and dismissed the case. Landlord appealed and lost. It was undisputed that the prior landlord...

Rent-Stabilized Tenancy Didn't Become Month-to-Month When Lease Not Renewed

January 20, 2022    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant based on tenant's failure to execute a renewal lease. Tenant counterclaimed for rent overcharge, and asked the court to dismiss landlord's claim. The court ruled...