Tenant Was Rent Controlled, Not Rent Stabilized, Under PHFL Mortgage

September 22, 2023    

In November 2016, tenant filed an application with the DHCR seeking an administrative ruling to determine his apartment's regulatory status. Earlier that year, landlord had sued to evict tenant in housing court,...

DHCR Set MCR for Rent-Controlled Tenant at Actual Rent Paid in 2019

May 22, 2023    

Tenant asked the DHCR to determine her apartment's legal rent after the Housing Court ruled that tenant was a rent-controlled successor tenant. The DRA ruled that the Maximum Collectible Rent (MCR) for the...

Tenants Didn't Prove Formerly Rent-Controlled Units Weren't Properly Deregulated

April 26, 2023    

Tenants sued landlord in a class action, claiming that they were rent controlled or rent stabilized. Former landlord bought the building in 1989 and listed the apartments in DHCR rent registrations as "...

Divorced Tenants Maintained Rent-Controlled Status in Two Separate Apartments

May 17, 2022    

Tenant A, living in Apt. 6, and Tenant B, living in Apt. 11, asked the DHCR in 2016 to determine their regulatory status and the rents for their apartments. They claimed that Tenant B rented Apt. 6 in 1957 and that...

Tenant Proves She's Been Apartment's Rent-Controlled Tenant Since 1967

November 19, 2021    

Landlord asked the DHCR to determine an apartment's regulatory status. Landlord claimed that rent-controlled tenant Rose Blickenstaff lived in the apartment until Jan. 1, 1972, then moved out and that current...

Did Rent-Controlled Tenants Waive Rights When They Agreed to Relocate?

April 24, 2020    

The daughter of deceased tenants complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to offer her a rent-stabilized renewal lease as a successor tenant after her mother died in 2014. She claimed that her parents were rent...

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....