RENT CONTROL COVERAGE

Daughter Proves She's Rent-Controlled Tenant's Successor

February 13, 2020    

Prior landlord asked the DHCR to determine whether tenant was rent regulated. Landlord claimed that the building had been substantially rehabilitated. The DRA closed the case in 2004 because prior landlord didn't...

Landlord Waited Too Long to Claim Rent-Stabilized Apartment Was Rent Controlled

December 16, 2019    

Westchester County landlord asked the DHCR to determine that tenant's apartment was rent controlled rather than rent stabilized. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the...

Rent-Controlled Apartment Not Subject to Luxury Deregulation After J-51 Benefits Expired

July 16, 2019    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-controlled apartment in 2011. The DRA dismissed landlord's application, finding that the building was receiving J-51 tax benefits at...

Rent-Controlled Tenant in Co-op that Got J-51 Benefits Exempt from Luxury Deregulation

May 22, 2019    

Landlord applied in 2011 and 2015 for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-controlled apartment. The DRA ruled for landlord in both cases. In separate proceedings, landlord appealed and lost. The...

Rent-Controlled Unit in Co-op Not Subject to Luxury Decontrol After J-51 Benefits Expire

May 22, 2019    

Landlord applied in 2014, 2015, and 2016 for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-controlled apartment. The DRA ruled against landlord in each separate case.

Tenant Was Rent Stabilized, Not Rent Controlled

February 21, 2019    

Tenant claimed that he was rent controlled and asked the DHCR for a ruling on the issue. The DRA ruled for tenant. Landlord appealed and won. The DHCR ruled that tenant was rent stabilized, not rent controlled....

Apartment in Co-op Building Receiving J-51 Benefits Not Subject to Deregulation

January 27, 2019    

Landlord applied in 2011 for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-controlled apartment. Tenant's rent was more than $2,000 per month and landlord sought verification of whether tenant's...

Rent-Controlled Apartment in Co-op Building Not Subject to Deregulation

December 23, 2018    

In 2009, landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-controlled apartment. The DRA ruled against landlord because the building was receiving J-51 tax benefits during the relevant time...

Rent-Controlled Tenant in Co-op That Received J-51 Benefits Not Subject to Deregulation

November 25, 2018    

In 2011, landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-controlled apartment. Tenant's monthly rent was $2,000 or more, and landlord sought verification that tenant's annual...

Rent-Controlled Tenant Not Subject to Deregulation After J-51 Benefits Expired

October 22, 2018    

Landlord filed a high-rent/high-income deregulation application for tenant's rent-controlled apartment in 2014. Landlord claimed that tenant's monthly rent was $2,500 or more and sought verification of...

Rent-Controlled Apartment Didn't Qualify for High-Rent/High-Income Deregulation

August 14, 2018    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenants' rent-controlled apartment in 2015. Landlord named two tenants in its application. One tenant claimed that the other tenant lived in Mexico, so...

Tenant Apportioned Income of Husband in Nursing Home

July 23, 2018    

Landlord applied in 2006 for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-controlled apartment. The DHCR ruled against landlord. Tenant had apportioned the income reported on joint tax returns filed by her...