RENT STABILIZATION COVERAGE

Rent Frozen Since Landlord Didn't Promptly Correct Rent Registrations

May 9, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant after tenant's lease expired. Landlord claimed that tenant's apartment was unregulated, after prior high-rent vacancy deregulation. Tenant claimed that the apartment was...

Apartment Was Vacancy Deregulated Before Tenant Moved In

April 26, 2019    

Unregulated tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant and dismissed the case. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant paid $1,750 per month under his...

Newly Created Apartment Was Deregulated When Tenant Moved In

April 26, 2019    

Unregulated tenant complained in 2016 of rent overcharge and improper apartment deregulation. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Prior landlord performed a gut renovation at the vacant building in...

Landlord Proved Rent Was Properly Deregulated

April 26, 2019    

Unregulated tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of her apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. The base rent date for tenant's complaint was in October 2012....

Landlord Didn't Submit Rent History Records to DRA

April 26, 2019    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $37,400, including interest and triple damages. The DRA set the base date rent-...

Apartment Rented by Nonprofit Temporarily Exempt from Rent Stabilization

April 26, 2019    

(Decision submitted by Tony Subraj, Vice President of Zara Realty, which represented the landlord.)

Pre-Base Date Lease Shows Apartment Was Deregulated

April 26, 2019    

Unregulated tenants complained of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of their apartment. Landlord argued that, on the January 2011 base date, the apartment was already lawfully deregulated and that there was...

Landlord Proved Apartment Was Deregulated Before Tenant Moved In

April 25, 2019    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. The DHCR ruled against tenant, finding that his apartment had been vacancy deregulated. Tenant filed an Article 78 court...

Eviction Case Stayed Until DHCR Determines If Building Was Substantially Rehabbed

April 25, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated, month-to-month tenant. Tenant claimed that she was rent stabilized although landlord argued that the building was exempt from rent stabilization because the building had been...

Deregulated Apartment Remained Exempt Even If Rent Went Below Deregulation Threshold

April 25, 2019    

Unregulated Nassau County tenant complained that she was rent stabilized. Landlord argued that the apartment had been vacancy deregulated by 2007 and was therefore exempt from the ETPA. The DRA ruled against tenant...

DHCR Proceeding Reopened to Permit Landlord's Submission of Additional IAI Proof

April 25, 2019    

Tenant asked the DHCR to determine his rent regulation status. He claimed that he was rent stabilized although he had a deregulated lease. The DRA ruled for tenant, finding that landlord didn't submit requested...

DHCR Can't Look Back More Than Four Years to Examine Rent Stabilization Status

April 25, 2019    

Tenant filed an application with the DHCR, seeking a declaration that he was rent stabilized. The DRA ruled for tenant, and landlord appealed. The DHCR denied landlord's PAR. Landlord then filed an Article 78...