RENT INCREASE ORDERED

RENT INCREASE ORDERED

Landlord Cleared Sufficient Violations to Get Rent Increase

February 25, 2019    

Landlord applied for an increase in rent-controlled tenant's maximum base rent (MBR) for the 2018-2019 MBR increase cycle. The DRA ruled for landlord and increased the MBR as well as tenant's maximum...

IAI Increase Approved for Building Wall to Divide Living Room

January 28, 2019    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant, finding a total overcharge of $104, including interest. Tenant appealed and lost. The DRA had approved an individual apartment improvement (IAI) rent...

DHCR Increases Maximum Collectible Rent for Successor Tenant

January 27, 2019    

Landlord asked the DHCR to determine the legal rent-controlled rent for tenant after the housing court ruled in 2015 that he had succession rights as rent-controlled tenant's son. The DRA ruled that the Maximum...

Effective Date of MBR Increase Delayed Due to Late Filing of Violation Certification

November 25, 2018    

Landlord filed a violation certification with the DHCR on July 17, 2017, seeking establishment of the building's 2018-2019 maximum base rents (MBRs) for rent-controlled tenants. Landlord submitted an HPD list...

Landlord Gets 10 Percent Rent Hike for Each of Tenant's Roommates

October 22, 2018    

Landlord applied for a rent increase to rent-controlled tenant's maximum collectible rent (MCR) based on an increase in the number of adult occupants in tenant's apartment and claimed they weren't members...

Landlord Gets Rent Increase for First-Time Painting of Rent-Controlled Apartment

August 21, 2018    

Landlord asked the DHCR to increase rent-controlled tenant's maximum collectible rent based on painting of the apartment for the first time. Landlord claimed that painting wasn't previously a service included...

Landlord Entitled to Gas Surcharge Increases from Former Loft Tenant

June 26, 2018    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling authorizing rent surcharges retroactive to July 1, 2006, based on tenant's gas usage for heat and cooking gas. Tenant's loft unit became subject to rent stabilization in...

Mitchell-Lama Tenants Seek Annulment of Rent Increases Ordered by HPD

June 25, 2018    

Mitchell-Lama tenants sued HPD after HPD authorized a 221 percent per room, per month rent increase and 2.5 percent increases for the following two years. Tenants claimed that HPD's decision didn't have a...

DHCR Must Raise Rent-Controlled Rent Based on Unique or Peculiar Circumstances

June 23, 2018    

(Decision submitted by Paul N. Gruber of the Manhattan law firm of Borah, Goldstein, Altschuler, Nahins & Goidel, P.C., who represented the landlord.)

No HPD Violations in Effect to Deny Maximum Base Rent Increase

October 30, 2017    

Landlord applied for an MBR increase for 2016-2017 to rent-controlled tenant's rent. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that there were pending HPD violations that prevented the...

Landlord Gets 1/40th Rent Increase for Painting Tenant's Apartment

August 22, 2016    

Landlord applied for a rent increase based on painting a rent-controlled tenant’s apartment, since painting wasn’t a service included in tenant’s rent. Landlord submitted copies of a contract and...

Landlord Can Raise Tenant's Rent Based on Stove Replacement

June 27, 2016    

The DRA granted landlord’s application for an increase in the MBR and MCR for rent-controlled tenant. Landlord had replaced tenant’s stove, and tenant signed a consent form for a 1/40th rent increase...