Apartment Was Properly Vacancy Deregulated Before Tenant Moved In

July 19, 2018    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and claimed that her apartment had been improperly deregulated. Tenant relied on an appeals court decision in the case of Altman v. 285 West Fourth LLC and argued that,...

DHCR Dismisses Tenant's Claim Following Altman Decision

July 19, 2018    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and claimed that landlord had improperly deregulated her apartment before she moved in. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that landlord committed...

Newly Created Apartment with High Rent Was Exempt from Stabilization

June 26, 2018    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that his apartment was exempt from rent stabilization. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant's apartment was newly created in 2004, and the...

Building with Converted Garage Unit Contained Six Apartments

June 26, 2018    

The DHCR Rent Administrator made a determination that landlord's building contained six apartments and therefore was subject to rent stabilization. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the building...

Tenant in HDFC Rental Building Was Subject to Rent Stabilization

June 26, 2018    

Tenant asked the DHCR to determine her rent-regulated status. Tenant claimed that the building had been converted in 1973 to an HDFC rental building under Article VIII of the Private Housing Finance Law. Landlord...

DHCR Decision Didn't Interfere with Tenant's Court Case Against Landlord

June 26, 2018    

Landlord applied in March 2015 for a ruling from the DHCR concerning the legal rent of tenant's apartment. Landlord moved into the apartment in October 2014 at a free market rent of $4,395. Landlord admitted that...

Tenant's Failure to Answer Deregulation Application Excused

June 26, 2018    

Landlord filed an application for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2009 because tenant's rent was more than $2,000 per month and in order to establish whether total...

DHCR Must Issue High-Rent/High-Income Deregulation Order

June 23, 2018    

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

SRO Tenant Who Lived in Building More Than Six Months Was Rent Stabilized

June 23, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict SRO hotel occupant, claiming that she was unregulated and that there was no landlord-tenant relationship. The court ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. Trial testimony showed that...

Building That Got HUD Loan Was Rent Stabilized

May 29, 2018    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and that landlord failed to register her apartment as rent stabilized even though the building received J-51 tax benefits. Landlord claimed that the building was exempt from rent...

Landlord Didn't Prove Building Was Substantially Rehabilitated

May 29, 2018    

In response to a rent overcharge complaint filed by tenant, landlord claimed that the building was exempt from rent stabilization based on substantial rehabilitation completed in 2007. The DHCR then opened a "UC...

Corporate Tenant Wasn't Improperly Deregulated

May 27, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant moved into an apartment in 1975. In 1996, landlord agreed to combine tenant's apartment with a vacant next-door apartment at tenant's expense and gave tenant a deregulated lease for the...

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