RENT STABILIZATION COVERAGE

Landlord Doesn't Have to Re-Admit Rent-Stabilized Tenant After Fire

May 26, 2017    

(Decision submitted by Arun Perinbasekar of the Rockville Centre law firm of Sidrane & Schwartz-Sidrane, LLP, attorneys for the landlord.)

Building That Briefly Contained Sixth Illegal Apartment Was Rent Stabilized

May 25, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict month-to-month tenants of four apartments. Landlord claimed that tenants were unregulated. Tenants asked the court to dismiss the cases, claiming that they were rent stabilized. The court ruled...

Lower Preferential Rent Doesn’t Prevent High-Rent Deregulation

May 25, 2017    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant’s apartment in 2015, claiming that tenant’s rent was $2,500 or more per month and seeking verification as to whether tenant’s annual...

Landlord Added Sixth Illegal Apartment

April 28, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict two building tenants, claiming that they were unregulated. Tenants claimed that they were rent stabilized. The court ruled for tenants and dismissed the case. The building currently contained...

Building Converted from Six to Four Apartments Remained Rent Stabilized

April 28, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that the apartment was unregulated. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized and asked the court to dismiss the case without a trial. The court ruled for tenant. Before 1974...

Court Grants Tenant's Request for Pretrial Questioning

April 28, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that the apartment was unregulated. Tenant claimed that the apartment was rent stabilized and had been improperly deregulated. Landlord and tenant agreed to mark the case off...

Tenant Who Occupied Apartment Before Substantial Rehab Is Rent Stabilized

April 27, 2017    

Landlord asked the DHCR to rule on whether a substantially rehabilitated building was rentstabilized. The DRA ruled for landlord in part. The building was substantially rehabilitated in 2012 and would remain rent...

Insufficient Proof of Prior Vacancy Deregulation

April 27, 2017    

Tenant complained that landlord didn't offer him a rent-stabilized renewal lease. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to renew the lease. Landlord appealed and claimed that the apartment wasn’t...

Building Substantially Rehabbed in 1995 Exempt from Rent Stabilization

April 26, 2017    

Landlord asked the DHCR to determine a building’s rent stabilization status, claiming that it was exempt due to substantial rehabilitation in 1995. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Landlord...

Building Substantially Rehabbed in 2003 Is Exempt from Rent Stabilization

April 26, 2017    

(Decision submitted by Arun Perinbasekar of the Rockville Centre law firm of Sidrane & Schwartz-Sidrane, LLP, attorneys for the landlord.)

Proved Costs for IAIs Insufficient to Result in Deregulation

April 26, 2017    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant, finding that the apartment was rent stabilized. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that, following a 2009 vacancy, it made individual apartment...

Vacant Commercial Building Was Substantially Rehabbed in 1986

April 25, 2017    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $8,855 including triple damages. The DRA relied on tenant’s figures to calculate the legal rent because landlord...

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