RENT STABILIZATION COVERAGE

Landlord Rented Separated Rooms in Four-Family Dwelling

August 24, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict month-to-month tenant from a four-family residence. Tenant claimed that landlord's court petition improperly described the premises and that he was rent-stabilized because the building...

Tenant Claims There Are Six or More Apartments in Building

August 24, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant from two-family dwelling. Landlord and tenant signed a settlement agreement in court, by which tenant agreed to move out. Tenant later obtained an attorney and asked the court to vacate...

Apartment Resumed Rent-Stabilized Status After Temporary Exemption

August 24, 2018    

Landlord asked the DHCR to determine the status of tenant's apartment. After an extended period of temporary exemption while the apartment was owned and operated by a not-for-profit hospital that used the unit...

Insufficient Proof of IAI Rent Increases Prevent Finding Apartment Was Deregulated

August 24, 2018    

The DHCR's Tenant Protection Unit (TPU) referred a rent overcharge claim to the DRA after landlord failed to comply with the results of TPU's audit of landlord's individual apartment improvements (IAIs)....

Building with Four Apartments Not Subject to Rent Stabilization

August 23, 2018    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling that its building was exempt from rent stabilization because it contained fewer than six apartments. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that a prior DHCR ruling found a rent...

Adjoining Buildings Had Enough Common Systems to Constitute HMD

August 23, 2018    

Tenant of a building containing four apartments claimed that she was rent stabilized because her building, together with the building next door, was a horizontal multiple dwelling containing six or more apartments...

Court Upholds DHCR's 1995 Deregulation Decision

August 21, 2018    

Tenant sued landlord, claiming that her apartment had been improperly vacancy-deregulated while the building was receiving J-51 tax benefits. The court granted landlord's request to dismiss the case. Tenant moved...

Rent Overcharge Finding Revoked

August 21, 2018    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant on Feb. 17, 2016. Landlord appealed and won. Landlord pointed out that on Nov. 1, 2016, the DRA issued an order finding that the building had been...

Landlord Didn't Prove Building Was Exempt from Rent Stabilization

August 21, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on an uninhabitable apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent to $1 per month based on a vacate order issued by DOB. Landlord appealed...

No Fraud Found in Connection with Vacancy Deregulation of Apartment

August 21, 2018    

Tenants complained of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of rent-stabilized apartment. The apartment had been rented to them as deregulated in 2007. The prior tenant paid $926 per month rent in 2007, and...

Building Substantially Rehabbed in 1999 Was Exempt from Rent Stabilization

August 21, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for a ruling that its building had been substantially rehabilitated in 1999 and therefore was exempt from rent stabilization. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that...

Tenant Excused from Default in Deregulation Proceeding

August 21, 2018    

Landlord applied in 2016 for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment. The DRA ruled for landlord based on tenant's failure to answer the DRA's notice of landlord's...

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