RENT STABILIZATION COVERAGE

No Deregulation If Tenant's Renewal Lease in Effect When HSTPA Enacted

August 27, 2020    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2017. The DRA ruled for landlord on Feb. 15, 2019, because tenant admitted that his annual household income for...

Tenant's Excusable Default Reopened Deregulation Proceeding

August 27, 2020    

Landlord applied in 2014 for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment. The DRA ruled for landlord based on tenant's failure to respond and stated that tenant would be...

No Deregulation Where Renewal Lease Still in Effect After HSTPA Enacted

August 26, 2020    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2017. On Sept. 7, 2018, the DRA ruled for landlord based on tenant's admission that his annual household income...

DHCR's Explanatory Addenda Allowed Deregulated Tenant's Rent-Stabilized Status to Continue

August 26, 2020    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2018 since it disputed tenant's Income Certification Form (ICF) statement that his annual household income was...

Landlord Didn't Prove Building Was Substantially Rehabbed

August 25, 2020    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling that its building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation after Jan. 1, 1974. Landlord claimed that the building had been vacant since 1978 and that...

Landlord Doesn't Prove Building Exempt Due to Substantial Rehab

August 25, 2020    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling that its building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation after Jan. 1, 1974. Landlord claimed that the building's interior was demolished and...

Apartment Improperly Deregulated in 2002 Was Rent Stabilized

August 25, 2020    

Tenant asked the DHCR for a ruling on the rent-regulated status of her apartment. Tenant claimed that landlord had fraudulently deregulated the apartment. Landlord claimed that the apartment had been vacancy...

New Rent-Stabilized Apartment Created When Tenants Combined Two Units

August 18, 2020    

Tenants sued landlord in 2016, claiming improper deregulation and rent overcharge. Tenants also sought an injunction to stop landlord from engaging in claimed deceptive business practices in violation of General...

Are Homeless Occupants in Scatter Site Program Rent-Stabilized Tenants?

June 26, 2020    

Occupants, who were low-income, homeless families in danger of eviction, sued landlords, seeking a declaration that they were rent-stabilized tenants as well as leases in their own names. They claimed that landlords...

Tenants Seeking Rent Stabilization Status Can Proceed with Class Action

June 26, 2020    

Tenants brought a proposed class action lawsuit against landlord, claiming that they were improperly deregulated. Landlord claimed that a class action would be improper. The court ruled against landlord, and found...

Landlord Can't Prove Building Was Substantially Rehabbed

June 26, 2020    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling that his building was exempt from rent stabilization based on substantial rehabilitation. The DHCR ruled against landlord, who then filed an Article 78 court appeal. Landlord...

Landlord Proved Apartment Was Vacancy Deregulated

June 26, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant. The trial court ruled for landlord and granted landlord's request that tenant pay use and occupancy totalling $10,880.