RENT STABILIZATION COVERAGE

Tenant Is Rent Stabilized Absent Proof That Building Is HMD

March 23, 2020    

Tenant complained that new landlord failed to give her a rent-stabilized renewal lease and, instead, sent her a 30-day termination notice. Tenant claimed that her apartment was in a building that was part of a...

Landlord Must Give Tenant Rent-Stabilized Lease Absent Substantial Rehab Ruling

March 23, 2020    

Tenant complained that landlord failed to offer a proper rent-stabilized renewal lease. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to offer a renewal lease, while acknowledging that landlord had a pending court...

DRA Didn't Consider Rent Hikes Leading to Disputed Deregulation

March 19, 2020    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper deregulation. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that the apartment had been deregulated and was no longer subject to rent stabilization. Tenant appealed, and the...

Missing DHCR Lease Rider Didn't Preclude Vacancy Deregulation

March 18, 2020    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper apartment deregulation. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that the unit was exempt from rent stabilization due to high-rent deregulation.

Landlord Proved Proper Vacancy Deregulation of Apartment in 2005

March 12, 2020    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and claimed that landlord fraudulently deregulated his apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant and found that the apartment had been properly deregulated before tenant moved in....

Deregulation Order Revoked Based on Lease in Effect on June 14, 2019

March 11, 2020    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2018. The DRA ruled for landlord based on tenant's failure to answer the notice of the application and to...

Landlord Proved Apartment Was Legally Deregulated in 2010

February 20, 2020    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that the apartment had been vacancy deregulated in a legal manner. Tenant appealed and lost. The...

Apartment Was Vacancy Deregulated Before Tenant Moved In

February 20, 2020    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge and claimed that his apartment had been improperly deregulated. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. When tenant moved in on April 15, 2016, he paid...

Vacancy Deregulated Apartment Not Reregulated by HSTPA

February 15, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that tenant's apartment was exempt from rent stabilization due to high-rent vacancy. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized. The court ruled against tenant, who...

Super Became Rent-Stabilized Tenant When Employment Ended

February 13, 2020    

Tenant asked the DHCR to rule on whether he was rent stabilized. The DRA ruled for tenant, finding that the apartment was rent stabilized and that the legal rent was $400 per month. Landlord appealed and lost. The...

Project-Based Section 8 Building Is Exempt from Rent Stabilization

February 13, 2020    

Tenant complained to the DHCR that services had been reduced in his apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed, and argued that the apartment and building weren't rent stabilized...

High-Rent/High-Income Deregulation Ruling Revoked

February 11, 2020    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2016. In response to the Income Certification Form (ICF) served earlier that year, tenant had claimed that her...