RENT STABILIZATION COVERAGE

1991 Rent Reduction Order Prevented Vacancy Deregulation of Apartment

December 22, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenants for nonpayment of rent. Tenants claimed that they were rent stabilized and asked the court to dismiss the case. They also claimed rent overcharge, and sought attorney's...

New Trial Needed on Whether Tenant's Apartment Was Deregulated

December 22, 2021    

Landlord sued in 2016 to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. Landlord claimed that the apartment wasn't rent stabilized because its outer dimensions had been substantially altered. The court dismissed the case...

Landlord Didn't Prove Building Was in Substandard Condition

December 22, 2021    

Landlord applied to the DHCR in 2018 for a determination that its building had been substantially rehabilitated and therefore was exempt from rent stabilization. The DHCR ruled against landlord, who then filed an...

Vacancy Deregulation of Tenant's Apartment Was Legal

December 22, 2021    

Tenant complained in July 2019 of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Although tenant paid $2,100 per month when he moved into the unit in...

Apartment Was Properly Deregulated After Temporary Exemption

December 22, 2021    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper apartment deregulation. Landlord showed that the apartment had been owner-occupied between 1999 and 2004, then rented at a first rent to a prior tenant, then...

HPD Regulatory Agreement Didn't Exempt Building from Rent Stabilization

December 21, 2021    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge. Landlord claimed that the apartment wasn't rent stabilized because the building's mortgage Subordination Agreement and Regulatory Agreement with the City of...

Landlord Improperly Deregulated Apartment in 421-g Building

December 21, 2021    

Tenant complained to the DHCR that her apartment was unlawfully deregulated while receiving Section 421-g tax benefits and that she was overcharged. Tenant moved into the unit on Jan. 15, 2015, and paid $3,164 per...

Landlord Proves Lawful High-Rent Vacancy Deregulation of Tenant's Apartment

December 21, 2021    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of her apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that the apartment had been legally deregulated.

Low-Income Co-op Building Wasn't Subject to Rent Stabilization

December 21, 2021    

The DHCR started a proceeding against landlord after finding that landlord failed to register a building that was subject to rent stabilization due to receipt of J-51 tax benefits between July 1, 2017, and June 30,...

Tenants Without J-51 Lease Riders Remain Rent Stabilized

December 21, 2021    

Tenant asked the DHCR for a ruling on her rent stabilization status in 2014 after landlord sent notice that the apartment was no longer subject to rent stabilization due to expiration of the building's J-51 tax...

DHCR Must Reconsider Landlord's Substantial Rehab Claim

December 21, 2021    

Landlord asked the DHCR in 2018 for a ruling that its building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation after Jan. 1, 1974. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. Landlord...

Landlord Doesn't Prove Substantial Rehab of Building

December 21, 2021    

Landlord asked the DHCR in 2016 to determine whether its building was rent stabilized. Landlord claimed that the building was exempt from regulation due to substantial rehabilitation performed after Jan. 1, 1974....