RENT STABILIZATION COVERAGE

Apartment Remained Rent Stabilized Due to 1993 Rent Reduction Order

January 17, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant for nonpayment of rent. Tenant claimed that she was rent stabilized and pointed out that the DHCR had issued a rent reduction order in 1993, which remained in effect since...

Court Applies Law Retroactively to Find Apartment Was Improperly Deregulated

January 17, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant after tenant's lease expired. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized and had been overcharged. The court ruled for tenant. Rent Stabilization Law (RSL) Section 26-511...

Former Rent-Controlled Apartment Was Vacancy Deregulated

January 16, 2018    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. Landlord claimed that the apartment had been deregulated. The DHCR ruled for tenant, and landlord filed an Article 78 court appeal. The court ruled against landlord and found...

Building with Two Illegal Apartments Was Rent Stabilized

December 20, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant from a three- to five-family home. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized and asked the court to dismiss the case because the building actually contained six apartments....

Tenant in House Illegally Converted to More Than Six Units Is Rent Stabilized

December 19, 2017    

Landlord of two-family house sued to evict unregulated month-to-month tenant. The court ruled for landlord upon inquest after tenant failed to appear in court. Tenant later asked the court to reopen the case and...

DTF Verified That Tenant's Income Was Below Deregulation Threshold

December 18, 2017    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's apartment in 2013 when tenant's legal rent was over $2,500 per month and sought verification as to whether tenant's annual household...

Tenant Repeatedly Refused to Verify Income

December 18, 2017    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2010, when tenant's legal rent was $2,000 or more and sought verification of whether tenant's household...

Building Converted from Six to Four Apartments Remained Rent Stabilized

December 17, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that tenant was unregulated because the building had fewer than six apartments. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized because the building was built before 1974 and had...

Landlord Fails to Prove Apartment Was Properly Deregulated

December 17, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant when tenant's lease expired. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized. The court ruled for tenant and dismissed the case. Landlord appealed and lost. Tenant showed that...

Improperly Deregulated Apartment Remained Subject to Rent Stabilization

November 28, 2017    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and that her apartment was improperly deregulated while landlord received J-51 tax benefits. Tenant moved into the apartment in June 2013 at a monthly deregulated rent of $2,150....

Landlord Claims Tenant Isn't Rent Stabilized

November 24, 2017    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $1,048, including interest. Landlord appealed, and the order was revoked. Landlord pointed out that, in prior decisions,...

Landlord Must Apply to DHCR for Ruling on Substantial Rehab Exemption

November 22, 2017    

Tenants asked the DHCR to determine if their building was subject to rent stabilization. Landlord claimed that the building was exempt due to a substantial rehabilitation that took place after Jan. 1, 1974. Without...

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