RENT STABILIZATION COVERAGE

Are Homeless Occupants in Scatter Site Program Rent-Stabilized Tenants?

June 26, 2020    

Occupants, who were low-income, homeless families in danger of eviction, sued landlords, seeking a declaration that they were rent-stabilized tenants as well as leases in their own names. They claimed that landlords...

Tenants Seeking Rent Stabilization Status Can Proceed with Class Action

June 26, 2020    

Tenants brought a proposed class action lawsuit against landlord, claiming that they were improperly deregulated. Landlord claimed that a class action would be improper. The court ruled against landlord, and found...

Landlord Can't Prove Building Was Substantially Rehabbed

June 26, 2020    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling that his building was exempt from rent stabilization based on substantial rehabilitation. The DHCR ruled against landlord, who then filed an Article 78 court appeal. Landlord...

Landlord Proved Apartment Was Vacancy Deregulated

June 26, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant. The trial court ruled for landlord and granted landlord's request that tenant pay use and occupancy totalling $10,880.

Tenants' Three-Unit Buildings Weren't Part of HMD

June 24, 2020    

In two separate proceedings, the DHCR ruled that Building A and Building C weren't subject to rent stabilization. Each building contained three apartments, but tenants in each building claimed that, together with...

Court Upholds DHCR's Deregulation of Tenant's Apartment

June 24, 2020    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment. The DHCR ruled for landlord, finding that tenant's apartment was to be deregulated at the end of her current...

HSTPA Resulted in Termination of Remanded "LD" Proceeding

June 24, 2020    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that although tenant was rent stabilized as a result of the building's...

Landlord Proved Apartment Was Vacancy Deregulated

June 24, 2020    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that the apartment wasn't subject to rent stabilization. Tenant appealed and lost. In response to the complaint, landlord...

Apartment Was Deregulated When Prior Tenant Moved Out

June 24, 2020    

Tenant complained that his apartment was unlawfully deregulated and that landlord overcharge him. The DRA ruled against tenant and dismissed the complaint. Tenant appealed and lost. Landlord showed that in 2011, the...

Landlord Replaced Less Than 75 Percent of Building Systems

June 24, 2020    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for a ruling that its building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation performed in 2017-2018. Landlord responded to several requests from the DRA for...

No Substantial Rehab Where DOB Revoked Work Permit

June 24, 2020    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling that its building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation performed in 2003 while the building was at least 80 percent vacant  after a 1999 fire...

Landlord Didn't Prove Building Was Substantially Rehabbed

June 24, 2020    

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

Landlord claimed that: (a)...