RENT INCREASE ORDERED

RENT INCREASE ORDERED

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...

No Tenant Consent Required for IAIs Ordered Before Tenant’s Vacancy Lease Commenced

May 23, 2016    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant but found a total overcharge with interest of only $460. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that landlord failed to prove the cost...

Landlord Can Collect Rent Increases Retroactively

April 26, 2016    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge because, starting in May 2014, landlord retroactively sought to collect minimum dollar rent increases and not the guideline percentage increases under a lease that...

DHCR Reasonably Found Landlord's IAI Documentation Sufficient

April 19, 2016    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DHCR ruled against tenant, finding that landlord was entitled to a rent increase based on individual apartment improvements (IAIs). Tenant then filed an...