RENEWAL LEASES

Rent-Stabilized Tenant Properly Refused to Sign Ambiguous Renewal Lease

September 27, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for refusing to sign a renewal lease. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case without trial. Both sides argued that a 2008 DHCR rent reduction order supported their...

Landlord Proves It Sent Fully Executed Renewal Lease

September 24, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR in 2018 that landlord failed to furnish him with a fully executed copy of a renewal lease that he had signed and returned to landlord. The DRA ruled against tenant and...

Lease Renewal Complaint Dismissed Since DRIE Issues Had Been Resolved

July 20, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant filed a lease violation complaint. He claimed that landlord failed to offer a renewal lease on the same terms and conditions as his expiring lease. The DRA ruled against tenant because landlord...

Tenant with Non-Qualifying Income Verification Not Entitled to Renewal Lease

June 21, 2021    

Tenant complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to give her a renewal lease. Landlord answered that the apartment was a restricted 100 percent Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) project pursuant to a...

Landlord Must Offer Renewal Lease Even If Tenant Wasn't Paying Rent

May 25, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord hadn't offered him a renewal lease in 2019. His last renewal lease expired on Aug. 31, 2019. In response, landlord said that tenant hadn't paid rent since...

Occupant Not Entitled to Renewal Lease for Rent-Controlled Unit

April 20, 2021    

An apartment occupant named Caminiti complained to the DHCR that landlord failed to offer her a renewal lease. She said she moved into the apartment in April 1992, she paid no rent, and she had requested a lease for...

Landlord Must Offer Renewal Lease to Rent-Stabilized Tenant

February 24, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant filed a lease violation complaint in 2019, claiming that landlord never gave him a copy of his last lease and that landlord had offered no renewal since his lease expired on May 31, 2017. The...

Landlord Must Give Tenant Renewal Lease

November 23, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord failed to renew his lease. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to give him a renewal lease after landlord filed no answer to tenant's complaint. Landlord...

Preferential Rent Extends Only for Current Tenant's Tenancy

October 26, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord failed to send her a copy of the renewal lease she had signed. The DRA ruled for tenant and noted that landlord sent tenant a fully executed copy of the renewal lease...

DHCR Won't Reinstate Properly Withdrawn Complaint by Tenant

October 26, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord hadn't given her a renewal lease. The tenant later wrote to the DHCR withdrawing her complaint, in response to a settlement agreement signed by tenant and her...

Landlord Must Offer Tenant Renewal Lease That Includes Wife's Name

August 27, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord refused to add the name of tenant's spouse to his lease. Tenant submitted a copy of his 2007 marriage certificate. Landlord objected, saying that a family member...

Tenant's Preferential Rent Rider Didn't Apply to Renewal Lease

August 17, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant, who moved into her apartment in 2010, complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge. She also claimed that landlord offered no renewal lease in 2017 and also failed at that point to continue...