RENEWAL LEASES

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DHCR Won't Reinstate Properly Withdrawn Complaint by Tenant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...

Nonprofit Tenant Claims It's Entitled to Rent-Stabilized Renewal Lease

July 21, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonprimary residence. Tenant in turn asked the court to dismiss the case and to order landlord to issue a renewal lease. Landlord claimed that Harlem United was a...

Landlord Preserved Tenant's Legal Regulated Rent and Preferential Rent

June 24, 2020    

Tenant moved into an apartment in 2004 under a legally deregulated lease. But in 2005, the building received J-51 tax benefits. While landlord continued to treat tenant's unit as deregulated, this was incorrect...

Landlord Can't Claim Tenant Paid Preferential Rent Without Proof

April 28, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for failing to sign a proper and timely offered renewal lease. Tenant claimed that she refused to sign the renewal lease because it wasn't offered on the same terms...

Tenant Claims Long-Standing Debris Caused Stairway Slip and Fall

March 23, 2020    

Tenant sued landlord for negligence, claiming that she slipped and fell on her apartment building stairway. Tenant said there was a repeated and long-standing hazardous debris condition, including chicken bones,...

Landlord Needn't Add Parking Space Provision to Tenant's Renewal Lease

March 23, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord sent an improper renewal lease offer. The DRA ruled for tenant in part, finding that: (a) landlord had to amend the renewal lease offer to include the specific term of...