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Where Apartment Vacant on Base Date, Next Legal Stabilized Rent Was Charged

December 26, 2018    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper apartment deregulation. The DRA ruled for tenant, finding that tenant was rent stabilized and that the lawful monthly rent as of September 2017 was $1,212.

Landlord Waived Right to Collect Higher Rent Increase

December 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonpayment of rent. Landlord claimed that New York's highest court had ruled in 2011, in the case of Casado v. Markus, that the Rent Guidelines Board (...

Landlord's Chronic Nonpayment Claim Was Insufficient

December 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for chronic nonpayment of rent. Landlord claimed that it had to start three nonpayment proceedings against tenant and that this indicated tenant's violation of a...

Co-Tenant Who Fled Apartment as Domestic Abuse Victim Not Responsible for Rent Arrears

December 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenants husband and wife for nonpayment of rent. The husband defaulted by not appearing in court. The wife's mother appeared and told the court that the wife had moved out because the...

Landlord Must Give Tax ID Information to Tenant's Guardian

December 21, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. The Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA), which was tenant's guardian under Mental Hygiene Law Article 81, signed a settlement agreement with landlord...

Landlord's Nonpayment Case Dismissed Due to Inconsistent Leases and Rent Registration

November 27, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonpayment of rent. Landlord claimed that the monthly rent was $1,915 under tenant's lease. But a different lease between landlord, tenant, and another co-tenant...

Landlord Improperly Increased Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Rent

October 28, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonpayment of rent. Landlord claimed that it was entitled to raise tenant's rent as much as it did as long as the rent increase didn't violate a ceiling of...

Landlord and Tenant Signed Two Leases at Different Rent Amounts

October 8, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonpayment of rent. The court dismissed the case after trial. Landlord and tenant signed one lease listing a higher rent, then signed a second lease with a lower rent...

Lease Guarantor Must Pay Rent Owed by Former Tenant

September 25, 2018    

Landlord sued tenant's guarantor, seeking payment of rent owed by tenant both before and after tenant moved out. The guarantor didn't respond to landlord's claim. The court ruled for landlord, finding...

DHCR Sets Rent for New SRO Tenant at $234 per Month

September 22, 2018    

Landlord asked the DHCR to determine the legal rent for tenant's SRO unit after a court ruled that tenant was a rent-stabilized permanent tenant. Tenant had checked into the SRO building in August 2015, paid a...

Landlord Can't Evict Tenant for Not Renewing His Section 8 Voucher

September 20, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, who previously had received a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and claimed that tenant breached his lease by failing to return his annual recertification package HPD. This resulted in...

Landlord Charged Tenant Excessive Late Fees

August 24, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that tenant owed back rent and related charges. The court ruled for tenant, who appealed and won in part. Since tenant's lease didn't deem late fees, utility charges,...