RENT STABILIZATION COVERAGE

Building with Five Apartments Not Subject to Rent Stabilization

November 23, 2020    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. Landlord claimed that the building contained fewer than six housing accommodations. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that he wasn't subject to rent stabilization.

DHCR's Explanatory Addenda Affirmed HSTPA's Elimination of Deregulation of Apartment

November 23, 2020    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2019. Landlord pointed out that tenant admitted in response to the Income Certification Form (ICF) issued that year...

DHCR's Explanatory Addenda Called for Continuation of Tenant's Rent-Stabilized Status

November 23, 2020    

Landlord applied in 2016 for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment after tenant failed to respond to the Income Certification Form (ICF) sent earlier that year. The DRA ruled...

HPD, Not DHCR, Must Rule on HDFC Tenant's Rent and Lease Issues

November 23, 2020    

Tenant complained to the DHCR that landlord failed to offer him a renewal lease on the same terms and conditions as his expiring lease, and had taken away a utility credit that was part of tenant's original lease...

Landlord Can't Prove Building Was Substantially Rehabbed

November 23, 2020    

Landlord applied to the DHCR in November 2018 for a ruling that its building was exempt from rent stabilization based on substantial rehabilitation. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost.

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Project-Based Section 8 Building Not Subject to Rent Stabilization Law

November 23, 2020    

In separate proceedings, tenant complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to renew her lease and that her initial rent exceeded a fair market rent. The DRA ruled against tenant and terminated both proceedings. The...

Tenant's Apartment Was Lawfully Vacancy Deregulated in 2007

October 28, 2020    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper apartment deregulation. She also filed a complaint based on failure to renew her lease. The DRA consolidated the two cases, finding that the apartment was vacancy...

Rent History Records Show Apartment Was Deregulated in 2013

October 28, 2020    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper apartment deregulation. The DRA denied the overcharge claim but ruled that the apartment couldn't be deregulated, despite landlord's claim. Landlord appealed...

Building Contained Sixth, Illegal Apartment

October 28, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant who had no lease. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized and asked the court to dismiss the case. Landlord argued that the building contained only five apartments and...

Tenant's Apartment Was Properly Deregulated

October 27, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant after tenant's lease expired. Tenant claimed that the apartment had been improperly deregulated and that he was overcharged. He also sought attorney's fees. Landlord...

Regina Decision Not Applicable to High-Rent/High-Income Deregulation

October 26, 2020    

Landlord applied in 2014 for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment. The DRA ruled for landlord and issued a deregulation order in April 2018 based on income verification...

Deregulation Order Ineffective Due to Lease in Effect Post-HSTPA

October 26, 2020    

Landlord applied in 2016 for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment. On March 1, 2019, the DRA ruled for landlord and issued an order of deregulation based on tenant's...