RENT STABILIZATION COVERAGE

Illegal Apartments Were Still Subject to Rent Stabilization

November 23, 2022    

New landlord sued to evict the three remaining tenants in its building. Tenants claimed they were rent stabilized and asked the court to dismiss the case. Landlord argued that tenants couldn't be rent stabilized...

Tenant's Apartment Was Properly Vacancy-Deregulated

November 22, 2022    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. Landlord argued that the apartment had become vacancy-deregulated in March 2012. The DRA agreed and ruled against tenant,...

No Proof Landlord Combined Units to Create New, Unregulated Unit

November 22, 2022    

Tenant filed an application with the DHCR in 2015 for an administrative determination (AD) that his apartment was subject to rent stabilization. Tenant claimed that he moved into apartment 12 in 1987 without a lease...

Landlord Improperly Deregulated Apartment While Building Received J-51 Benefits

November 22, 2022    

Tenant sought a ruling that his apartment had been improperly deregulated. The DRA ruled for tenant, and landlord appealed and lost. Landlord then filed an Article 78 court appeal. The DHCR agreed to take the case...

DHCR Mistakenly Directed HDFC Co-op to Register as Rent Stabilized

November 17, 2022    

The DHCR's Rent Administrator started a proceeding after finding that landlord failed to register its building as rent stabilized for 2018. The DRA made this determination based on review of NYC DOF records...

Illegal Units in Landlord's Building Are Subject to Rent Stabilization

October 25, 2022    

New landlord sued to evict the last three remaining tenants in its building. Landlord claimed that the apartments couldn't be subject to rent stabilization because they were illegal apartments under NYC Admin....

Rent Increase and Failure to Register Didn't Prove Fraudulent Scheme to Deregulate

October 25, 2022    

Tenant sued landlord, claiming rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. The court denied tenant's request for a decision in his favor without a trial. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed...

Rent Act of 2015 Didn't Preclude Vacancy Deregulation of Tenant's Apartment

October 24, 2022    

Landlord applied in 2016 for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment, claiming that the legal regulated rent (LRR) was $2,700 per month and requesting verification of whether...

Prior DHCR Ruling Didn't Consider Whether Building Was Substantially Rehabbed

September 28, 2022    

(Decision submitted by Dawn R. Myers, Esq. of the Manhattan law firm of Borah, Goldstein, Altschuler, Nahins & Goidel, P.C., attorneys for the landlord.)

Landlord asked the DHCR for a...

Rent Act of 2015 Didn't Base Vacancy Deregulation on Amount of Prior Stabilized Rent

September 28, 2022    

Tenant sued landlord in January 2019, claiming that his apartment had been improperly deregulated and that he'd been overcharged. Tenant moved into the unit in November 2017 at a monthly rent of $2,400. The lease...

DHCR Determines That Apartment Not Subject to Rent Stabilization

September 26, 2022    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling on whether tenant's apartment was rent stabilized. The DRA ruled that the apartment wasn't subject to rent regulation. Tenant appealed, and the DHCR reversed the ruling...

Landlord Didn't Prove Apartment Was Properly Vacancy-Deregulated

September 26, 2022    

Tenant asked the DHCR in 2018 for an administrative determination (AD) that his apartment was subject to rent stabilization. In response, landlord claimed that the unit had been vacancy-deregulated. 

The...