RENT STABILIZATION COVERAGE

RENT STABILIZATION COVERAGE

Apartment Was Improperly Deregulated After Base Date Vacancy

November 12, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that tenant's apartment was deregulated. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized. The court ruled for tenant and dismissed the case. Landlord appealed and lost. The...

Apartment Subject to Deregulation After J-51 Tax Benefits Expired

October 29, 2018    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2012, claiming that tenant's legal rent was $2,500 per month or more, and seeking verification of tenant's...

Building Exempt from Rent Stabilization Due to Substantial Rehab

October 22, 2018    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge. Landlord claimed that tenant wasn't rent stabilized because the building had been substantially rehabilitated. Landlord also started an eviction proceeding...

Landlord Submitted No Proof Building Was Substantially Rehabbed

October 22, 2018    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for a ruling that his building was exempt from rent stabilization based on a substantial rehabilitation done after Jan. 1, 1974. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost....

Tenant Subject to Deregulation Inquiry After J-51 Benefits Expired

October 22, 2018    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2013, since tenant's monthly rent was $2,500 or more. Landlord sought verification of whether tenant's...

Apartment Was Improperly Deregulated Based on Disallowed IAI Costs

September 25, 2018    

Former tenant sued landlord, claiming rent overcharge and improper apartment deregulation. Tenant also sued individual officers of the owner entity, the managing agent, and one of landlord's employees, claiming...

Apartment Listed as Medical Office on C of O Was Rent Stabilized

September 24, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict apartment tenant, claiming that the unit wasn't rent regulated because it wasn't designed for residential use. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized. The court ruled for tenant and...

DHCR Must Reconsider Whether Apartment Qualifies for Deregulation

September 22, 2018    

Landlord applied in 2013 for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment. Tenant claimed that he moved into the apartment while it received J-51 tax benefits and that the apartment...

Building Substantially Rehabbed in 1984 Was Exempt from Rent Stabilization

September 20, 2018    

Landlord asked the DHCR to rule on whether its building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation performed after Jan. 1, 1974. The DRA ruled for landlord and noted that, since the building...

Unit Formerly Covered by Loft Law Was Rent Stabilized

September 20, 2018    

Tenant sued landlord, claiming that his loft unit was rent stabilized. The unit was located in a deregulated Interim Multiple Dwelling (IMD). The original Loft Law tenant had previously assigned his lease and...

Rent Stabilization Coverage Was Preempted by HUD Regulation

September 18, 2018    

Tenant association at apartment building for low- and moderate-income families sued landlord, claiming that the building was subject to rent stabilization. The court ruled for tenants. Landlord appealed and won, in...

Rent-Controlled Apartment Remains Exempt from High-Rent/High-Income Deregulation

September 15, 2018    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-controlled apartment in 2013. The DRA ruled against landlord because the building had received J-51 tax benefits. Landlord appealed and...