RENT STABILIZATION COVERAGE

RENT STABILIZATION COVERAGE

Tenant with Life in 'Chaos' Excused for Not Answering Deregulation Notice

December 26, 2018    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2015. The DRA ruled for landlord based on tenant's failure to respond to the DRA's notice of the...

First Tenant After Rent Control Was Rent Stabilized

December 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant for nonpayment of rent. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized. The court ruled for tenant. The prior tenant was rent controlled. Tenant moved into the apartment on June...

Landlord Must Produce Rent History Records Pretrial

December 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict month-to-month tenant, claiming that tenant unlawfully occupied a unit restricted to commercial use under the building's Certificate of Occupancy. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized...

Landlord Corrected Rent Registrations

December 24, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge and claimed fraud by landlord. The DRA found a total rent overcharge of $1,680, including interest. Tenant appealed and lost. Landlord had previously registered...

Landlord Separated One Apartment into Three New Deregulated Units

December 24, 2018    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and lease violation. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that her apartment was improperly deregulated and that landlord failed to offer a proper...

Tenant's Apartment Was Vacancy Deregulated More Than Four Years Before Complaint

December 24, 2018    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against tenant and found that the apartment wasn't subject to rent stabilization. Tenant appealed, and the DHCR denied her PAR. Tenant then filed an Article 78...

Approval of Substantial Rehab Deregulation Delayed Until DOB Issues New C of O

December 23, 2018    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling that its building was exempt from rent regulation due to a substantial rehabilitation of the building. When landlord bought the building in 2003, it was vacant and completely...

Tenant's Appeal of Deregulation Order Terminated Based on Tenant's Death

December 23, 2018    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2017. The DRA ruled for landlord after tenant failed to respond to two notices of landlord's application, and...

Work Didn't Amount to Substantial Rehab of Building

December 23, 2018    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling in 2002 on a building's status, and claimed that the building was deregulated based on substantial rehabilitation completed between 1989 and 1991. The DHCR ruled against...

Landlord Submitted No Proof of IAIs

December 23, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant after tenant's lease expired. Tenant claimed that she was rent stabilized and had been overcharged. The court ruled for tenant in part. Landlord claimed that the...

Tenant Not Entitled to Restoration to Building Destroyed by Fire

December 23, 2018    

Former rent-stabilized tenant sued landlord, seeking to be restored to possession as a tenant in landlord's building. The court ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. After a fire in 2002 made tenant's...

Subtenant Becomes Rent-Stabilized Tenant Based on Illusory Tenancy

November 27, 2018    

Subtenant sued landlord, claiming that he was rent stabilized and that landlord overcharged him. He claimed that the apartment had an illusory prime tenant. The court ruled for tenant, finding that he was the...