RENEWAL LEASES

Landlord Gave Proper Renewal Lease Offer

December 18, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord offered her an improperly backdated renewal lease. The DRA dismissed tenant's complaint because landlord had sent tenant a renewal lease offer dated July 24, 2017,...

Landlord Can't Evict Tenant Who Had Lease Under LINC Program

November 21, 2019    

Landlord of three-family dwelling sued to evict month-to-month tenant who received Living in Communities (LINC) program benefits. Landlord claimed that there was no effective lease. The court ruled against landlord...

Landlord Must Renew Tenant's Lease Despite Pending Court Proceeding

November 20, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to renew her lease. Landlord argued that it had sued to evict tenant based on nonprimary residence and that it would give tenant a renewal lease if...

Court Orders DHCR to Permit Lease Renewal Without Discounted Rent Provision

November 19, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $338 with interest. The DRA found that tenant's legal rent was $1,425 for the two-year lease term...

Renewal Lease Offered to Rent-Stabilized Tenant with HPD Section 8 Addendum Was Valid

October 28, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord failed to offer her a valid renewal lease. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that landlord and tenant had executed a valid renewal lease before tenant filed her...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant Who Moved Out Can't Maintain Renewal Lease Complaint

September 24, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord had failed to offer a proper and timely renewal lease. The DRA dismissed the complaint as moot. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant argued that her complaint should be...

No Delay Warranted of Timely Renewal Lease Commencement Date

September 24, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord didn't send him a fully executed copy of a renewal lease offer that tenant had signed. Landlord claimed that he hadn't received a signed copy back from tenant...

Renewal Lease Incorrectly Applied Preferential Rent Rider Terms

August 26, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord failed to offer him a renewal lease in 2017 on the same terms and conditions that were contained in his expiring lease. Tenant claimed that landlord discontinued the...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant Can't Add Son to Parking Space Lease

August 26, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant filed a lease violation complaint. Tenant claimed that landlord refused to offer a renewal lease for parking spaces on the same terms and conditions as contained in the expiring parking space...

Landlord's ETPA Renewal Lease Offer Didn't Waive Termination Notice

August 26, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized ETPA tenant for a lease violation based on chronic nonpayment of rent. Landlord claimed that it had to commence three nonpayment proceedings against tenant within a 20-month...

Landlord Didn't Offer Proper Rent-Stabilized Renewal Lease

August 21, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenants for failure to renew their lease. The court ruled against landlord and dismissed the case. Landlord offered both tenants a renewal lease, and one of the two stated that...

Renewal Lease Binding Even Though Landlord Sent Nonrenewal Notice

May 24, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonprimary residence. Tenant claimed that landlord also sent a renewal lease offer to tenant during the relevant window period. The court ruled for tenant and...