RENT STABILIZATION COVERAGE

DHCR Didn't Delay Processing Landlord's Deregulation Application

August 22, 2022    

Landlord applied in May 2018 for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment based on contested household income for the years 2016 and 2017. The DRA denied landlord's application...

Proof of Payment Required to Prove Building Was Substantially Rehabbed

August 22, 2022    

Landlord applied in 2020 for a ruling that its building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation. Landlord claimed that the building was in a substantially deteriorated condition due to a...

Building Was Exempt from Rent Stabilization Due to Substantial Rehab

August 22, 2022    

Landlord applied in 2019 for a DHCR ruling that its building was exempt from rent stabilization based on substantial rehabilitation. Landlord bought the building in 2008, and submitted proof, including DOB job...

Hospital Employee Not Entitled to Rent-Stabilized Renewal Lease

August 22, 2022    

A hospital employee complained to the DHCR that she was rent stabilized and that landlord refused to renew her lease. The DRA ruled against the employee, who appealed and lost. The employee moved into the apartment...

Landlord Proved Apartment Was Lawfully Deregulated

July 22, 2022    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that her rent wasn't subject to rent stabilization. Tenant appealed and lost. The DRA had reviewed records going back before the four-...

No Illusory Tenancies Found in Transitional Housing Program

July 22, 2022    

Apartment occupants, who were recipients of transitional housing and services for homeless individuals, were placed in landlord's apartments by the Dept. of Homeless Services (DHS) under the Cluster Transitional...

DHCR Denies Undue Delay in Deciding Deregulation Application

July 22, 2022    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2017. The DRA didn't decide landlord's application until November 2019. At that point, HSTPA had repealed...

Tenant's HUD-Regulated Apartment Wasn't Subject to Rent Stabilization

July 19, 2022    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that his apartment wasn't subject to rent stabilization. Tenant appealed and lost. A Memorandum of Ground Lease between landlord NYCHA...

Newly Created Apartment Was Exempt from Rent Stabilization

July 19, 2022    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge and improper apartment deregulation. Landlord pointed out that tenant's apartment was created in 2002, and showed valid 1999 DOB permits. The first tenant of that...

Landlord Claims Building Was Substantially Rehabilitated

July 19, 2022    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling in 2018 that its building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation in 2014. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. The DHCR found that...

Landlord Must Give Improperly Deregulated Tenant a Rent-Stabilized Lease

July 19, 2022    

Tenant complained to the DHCR that his apartment had been illegally deregulated and that landlord refused to renew his lease. Landlord argued that, while prior landlord owned the building, a subtenant moved into the...

DHCR Proceeding to Determine Regulatory Status Incorrectly Considered Rent Overcharge

July 19, 2022    

Tenant asked the DHCR to determine her apartment's rent-regulatory status and set the legal rent. She had lived in the unit since 2008 and claimed that it had been improperly deregulated. Landlord claimed that...