RENT STABILIZATION COVERAGE

Rent-Stabilized Apartment Was Lawfully Deregulated in 2015

October 28, 2019    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper apartment deregulation. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Tenant moved into the apartment in June 2015. Prior tenant's lawful rent was $1,993...

Apartment Wasn't Lawfully Deregulated Before June 14, 2019

October 28, 2019    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge, improper deregulation, and landlord's failure to offer him a rent-stabilized renewal lease. The DRA ruled for tenant on all counts and ordered landlord to refund $4,448 to...

Tenant Who Relocated Within Building at Landlord's Request Remained Rent Stabilized

October 28, 2019    

Tenant complained that landlord refused to offer her a rent-stabilized renewal lease. The DRA ruled for tenant and directed landlord to give tenant a renewal lease. Landlord appealed and lost. In a separate...

Non-Purchasing Tenants in Former Mitchell-Lama Building Weren't Rent Stabilized

October 28, 2019    

Nonpurchasing tenants in a cooperative building complex sued landlord co-op corporation, claiming that they were rent stabilized. The court ruled against tenants, who appealed and lost. The complex didn't become...

DHCR Must Decide If Repeal of Deregulation Law Applied to Tenant's Case

October 23, 2019    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment after the building's J-51 tax benefits ended. Tenants argued that the building became rent stabilized solely as a...

Roommate of Prior Tenant Was Offered Proper Deregulated Vacancy Lease

October 21, 2019    

Tenant complained in 2016 of rent overcharge and unlawful deregulation of her apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Tenant moved into the unit in 2020 at a legal regulated rent of $2,249 per...

Four-Apartment Building Actually Contained 10 SRO Units

October 21, 2019    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling on whether its building contained fewer than six dwelling units. Landlord submitted a 1988 Certificate of Occupancy from DOB listing the building as having four apartments, a...

Landlord's Eviction Papers Prove Building Had at Least Six Units

October 21, 2019    

Tenant claimed that she was rent stabilized and asked the DHCR to make a ruling on the building's status. Landlord claimed that the building contained fewer than six apartments and therefore wasn't subject to...

Tenant Whose Building Contained Seven Units Was Rent Stabilized

October 21, 2019    

Tenant asked the DHCR to decide if she was rent stabilized. Tenant claimed that the building currently contained seven units, that previously landlord combined two apartments to create one unit, and that two other...

Tenant Showed Building Had Eight Apartments Before Jan. 1, 1974

October 21, 2019    

Tenant asked the DHCR to determine whether he was subject to rent stabilization. Landlord claimed that the building contained fewer than six units. But tenant claimed that the building was constructed in 1930 and...

Two-Family House Was Illegally Altered into Two Apartments and Five Furnished Rooms

October 21, 2019    

Tenant asked the DHCR to determine whether his apartment was rent stabilized. He claimed that the building had seven dwelling units. Landlord argued that the two-family house never had seven units, and that DOB never...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant Didn't Receive 421-a Lease Riders

October 21, 2019    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2017. The DRA ruled against landlord because the apartment was rent regulated due to building's receipt of Real...