RENT STABILIZATION COVERAGE

DHCR Finding of Substantial Rehab Exemption Is Retroactive

June 27, 2017    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for an order exempting its building from rent regulation based on substantial rehabilitation. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Landlord bought the building in 2014...

Nonprofit Tenant Using Apartment to House Program Participants Was Rent Stabilized

June 27, 2017    

Tenant was a nonprofit provider of "scatter-site" housing under a master lease with building owner to sublet apartments to eligible participants in its program to house ex-homeless persons with a substance...

Tenant in Building that Once Had More Than Six Apartments Was Rent Stabilized

June 27, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict month-to-month tenant and claimed that tenant was unregulated. Tenant claimed that she was rent stabilized and asked the court to dismiss the case. Landlord argued that there were only five...

Building with Five Apartments Was Exempt from Rent Stabilization

June 26, 2017    

The DRA determined that landlord's building contained six or more apartments and therefore was subject to rent stabilization. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord then filed an Article 78 court appeal, claiming...

DHCR Improperly Ordered Rent Reduction for Exempt Building

June 26, 2017    

Tenants complained to the DHCR of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and won. Landlord claimed that the building wasn't subject to rent...

Building Was Substantially Rehabilitated Before Tenant Moved In

June 26, 2017    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge in 2015 and said that his apartment was improperly deregulated and no longer registered. The DRA ruled against tenant after the DHCR ruled in a separate proceeding in September...

Luxury Deregulation Case Reopened to Revoke Deregulation

June 24, 2017    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of rent-stabilized tenant's apartment in 2008. The DRA ruled for landlord based on tenant's failure to respond to the notice of the application. Tenant...

Commercial Tenant's Residential Use Made Building Rent Stabilized

June 24, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant and claimed that the building was unregulated because it contained fewer than six apartments. Landlord claimed that the building contained four apartments but once contained a fifth...

No Fraud Where Landlord Improperly Deregulated Apartment in J-51 Building

June 20, 2017    

Tenants sued landlords, claiming landlord fraudulently deregulated their rent-stabilized apartment while receiving J-51 tax benefits. The court ruled against tenants, who appealed and lost. Landlord received J-51...

No Fraud Found in Improper Deregulation of Apartment in J-51 Building

June 19, 2017    

Tenants sued landlord, claiming that their apartment was improperly deregulated. The court denied landlord's request to dismiss the case, and found that the apartment was rent stabilized. Landlord appealed and...

Building That Once Had Six Apartments Was Rent Stabilized

May 30, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant and claimed that tenant was unregulated because the building contained fewer than six apartments. Tenant claimed that the building contained more than six apartments and the case should...

Allowing Full IAI Costs Resulted in Vacancy Deregulated Apartment

May 29, 2017    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. Landlord claimed that the apartment had been deregulated. The DHCR ruled for tenant and found that the apartment wasn't eligible for deregulation. Landlord filed an Article...

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