RENT STABILIZATION COVERAGE

Appeals Court Upholds DHCR Ruling That Building Was Exempt From Rent Stabilization

May 5, 2021    

In 2012, the DHCR's Rent Administrator determined that landlord's building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation that took place in the late 1980s. Tenants appealed, claiming...

DHCR Dismisses 2019 High-Rent/High-Income Deregulation Applications

April 20, 2021    

In February 2019, landlord filed three applications for high-rent/high-income deregulation of rent-stabilized apartments in one building. The DRA ruled against landlord in August 2019 based on the enactment of the...

Rent Administrator Must Reconsider Whether Building Was Substantially Rehabbed

April 20, 2021    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for exemption from rent regulation based on substantial rehabilitation of landlord's building. The DRA ruled for landlord, finding that the building was rehabbed in 1981 under...

No Vacancy Deregulation Applied Where Tenant Wasn't Given Lease

April 20, 2021    

Tenant asked the DHCR for a ruling on the rent-regulated status of her apartment. Landlord claimed that the unit had been vacancy-deregulated in 2009 when prior tenant moved out with a legal rent of $1,738.51....

Building Containing Six Apartments Was Rent Stabilized

April 20, 2021    

Tenant asked the DHCR for a ruling on whether her apartment was rent stabilized. Landlord claimed that the building contained only five apartments and therefore wasn't subject to rent stabilization. The DRA ruled...

Rent Reduction Order Revoked Because Building Was Exempt

March 29, 2021    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in services at her apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord then filed an Article 78 court appeal and argued that the apartment wasn't...

Landlord's 2019 Deregulation Applications Dismissed Based on HSTPA

March 29, 2021    

Landlord applied separately for high-rent/high-income deregulation of 10 apartments in one building in May 2019. The DRA dismissed those applications in August 2019 based on provisions of HSTPA that repealed...

Former Employee of Temporarily Exempt Unit Didn't Become Rent Stabilized

March 29, 2021    

Tenant complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to offer him a rent-stabilized lease. Tenant had moved into the apartment in 1992 and never had a lease. His occupancy was conditioned on his employment with the...

Did Building Have Six or More Apartments Anytime Since 1974?

March 26, 2021    

Tenants of various apartments in landlord's building sued landlord after landlord sent them lease nonrenewal notices. Tenants claimed that they were rent stabilized. Landlord claimed that the building was...

No Indication Found of Fraudulent Scheme to Deregulate Apartment

March 25, 2021    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that the apartment was high-rent vacancy-deregulated in 2000. Tenant appealed, based on a number...

Landlord Didn't Prove Building Was Substantially Rehabbed

March 24, 2021    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling that its building was exempt from rent regulation due to substantial rehabilitation in 2008. The DRA ruled against landlord. Landlord spent $24,000 to convert a six-unit SRO...

Building That Was Part of HMD in 1984 Is Rent Stabilized

March 24, 2021    

An unregulated tenant asked the DHCR to determine his status, claiming that he was rent stabilized. Tenant said that he moved into his apartment in 1984, when the building was part of a horizontal multiple dwelling (...