RENT INCREASE DENIED

Landlord Waived Its Right to Collect Higher Rent Increase

October 28, 2019    

Tenant complained of landlord's failure to offer a proper rent-stabilized renewal lease. The DRA ruled for tenant and found that a $195 rent overcharge resulted from the improper renewal lease given to tenant....

Tub Reglazing and Wood Floor Refinishing Disallowed from IAI Costs

April 28, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and found a total rent overcharge of $22. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant disputed a number of individual apartment improvements (IAIs)...

No IAI Rent Increase Granted for Apartment Asbestos Survey

April 26, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding no overcharge. Tenant appealed and lost. The DRA had approved a rent increase for individual apartment improvements (IAIs)...

No MBR Increase Granted Due to Failure to Clear HPD Violations

March 18, 2019    

Landlord applied for a maximum base rent (MBR) increase for a rent-controlled tenant in 2017 and filed a violation certification (VC) to establish the 2018-2019 MBR. Landlord certified that it would clear all rent-...

Landlord Waived Right to Collect 2014 MCR Increase

July 25, 2016    

Rent-controlled tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that it submitted MBTs for 2014 and 2015 on Jan. 20, 2015, and that it sent RN-26s notices...

Rent Hike for Painting of Rent-Controlled Apartment Limited

December 15, 2015    

Landlord appealed the DHCR’s decision that a rent increase resulting from landlord’s first-time painting of tenant’s rent-controlled apartment should be based on the highest estimate submitted by...

Landlord Waited Too Long to Collect Washing Machine Surcharge

November 24, 2015