RENT STABILIZATION COVERAGE

Building that Contained at Least Six Apartments Was Rent Stabilized

August 28, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant and claimed the building contained four apartments. Tenant claimed that she was rent stabilized and that the building contained 10 apartments. Tenant said that landlord had...

Tenant Shows Ample Need for Production of Rent History Records

August 28, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that her apartment was unregulated. Tenant claimed that she was rent stabilized and asked the court for permission to conduct pre-trial questioning. The court ruled for tenant...

Building with Six Apartments on 1974 Base Date Was Rent Stabilized

August 25, 2017    

(Decision submitted by David Hershey-Webb of the Manhattan law firm of Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph LLP, attorneys for the tenants.)

Building Was Horizontal Multiple Dwelling Subject to Rent Stabilization

August 22, 2017    

White Plains tenants asked the DHCR to determine the rent-regulated status of their apartment. The DRA ruled that the building was rent stabilized since it was constructed before Feb. 1, 1947, and contained at least...

Building Receiving RPTL Section 421-g Tax Benefits Subject to Rent Stabilization

August 19, 2017    

Building tenants sued landlord, claiming that they were rent stabilized due to Real Property Tax Law Section 421-g tax benefits received by landlord and/or a low-interest mortgage loan obtained under the Private...

Exemption From Rent Stabilization Ended When Mortgage Was Prepaid

August 19, 2017    

Building tenants sued landlord, claiming that they were subject to rent stabilization and had been overcharged. Landlord claimed that the building was exempt from rent stabilization due to other governmental...

Landlord Claims Tenant Is Unregulated

July 27, 2017    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in services because there was no heat in his bathroom. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed, claiming that tenant's apartment was...

Tenant's Building Was Part of Rent-Stabilized Horizontal Multiple Dwelling

July 27, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that tenant's building was unregulated. Tenant claimed that the building was rent-stabilized because it was part of a horizontal multiple dwelling (HMD). The trial court...

Tenant in Building Converted from Six to Four Apartments Was Rent Stabilized

July 24, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant in four-family dwelling, claiming that tenant was unregulated. The court ruled for landlord based on a settlement agreement signed by tenant. Tenant later asked the court to vacate the...

Was Apartment Temporarily Exempt on Base Date?

July 24, 2017    

Tenant asked the DHCR for a ruling on whether his apartment was rent stabilized and claimed rent overcharge. Tenant moved into the apartment on Aug. 1, 2013, under a one-year vacancy lease at a rent of $2,750 per...

Conversion from Six to Five Apartments Didn't Deregulate Building

July 24, 2017    

Tenant asked the DHCR to rule on whether his apartment was rent stabilized. Tenant claimed that the building originally had six apartments, but later one of the units was converted to a duplex apartment. Landlord...

Tenant Who Switched Apartments Retained Rent-Stabilized Status

July 24, 2017    

Tenant asked the DHCR to rule on whether her apartment was rent stabilized after landlord sent her an unregulated renewal lease that raised her rent by $500 per month. The DRA ruled for tenant and found that the...

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