RENT STABILIZATION COVERAGE

DHCR Complied with HSTPA by Dismissing Pending LD Applications

May 17, 2022    

Landlord filed three separate applications for high-rent/high-income deregulation of apartments in its building in 2018. In November 2019, the DRA dismissed all three applications based on the June 14, 2019,...

Doctor/Dentist Offices Needn't Be Registered as Rent-Stabilized Units

May 16, 2022    

The DHCR's Rent Administrator issued a Notice of Proposed Action to landlord in 2020, noting that DOF records indicated that landlord's building received J-51 tax benefits for the period between July 1, 2017...

DHCR Didn't Unreasonably Delay Processing Landlord's 2017 Deregulation Application

April 17, 2022    

Landlord filed an application for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2017. In November 2019, the DRA denied landlord's application based on the June 14, 2019, passage...

DHCR Properly Denied Deregulation Applications Filed in 2019

April 17, 2022    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of six separate apartments in early 2019. While these applications were pending on June 14, 2019, the HSTPA prospectively repealed luxury deregulations of the...

DHCR Must Consider Status of Buildings After HPD and HUD Regulatory Status Ended

April 15, 2022    

Landlord asked the DHCR in 2019 for a ruling on the rent-regulatory status of three buildings that it claimed were substantially rehabilitated by the prior building owner in the 1980s. Landlord stated that the rehab...

Hospital Employee Permitted to Stay in Apartment After Employment Ended Became Rent Stabilized

April 15, 2022    

Tenant asked the DHCR to determine the rent-regulated status of her apartment. Tenant said landlord never gave her a lease but that she moved into the unit in September 2008 at a monthly rent of $800 under an...

Conversion from Six to Five Apartments Didn't Remove Building from Rent Stabilization

April 15, 2022    

Tenant asked the DHCR to rule on her apartment's rent regulatory status. Tenant claimed that she was rent stabilized. Landlord argued that the building was unregulated because, although it previously contained...

Appeals Court Upholds DHCR Explanatory Addenda Concerning Pre-HSTPA Deregulation Orders

March 28, 2022    

Landlord filed for high-rent/high-income deregulation of three rent-stabilized apartments. Prior to June 14, 2019, when the HSTPA prospectively discontinued luxury deregulation of rent-regulated apartments, the DHCR...

Landlord Improperly Deregulated Rent-Stabilized Apartment

March 28, 2022    

Tenant sued landlord for rent overcharge and fraudulent deregulation of his apartment. Tenant moved into the unit in 2014 under a one-year lease that included a deregulation notice. Tenant claimed that the...

Landlord Proved Apartment Was Deregulated 12 Years Before Overcharge Complaint

March 23, 2022    

Tenant moved into his apartment in 2007 under a five-month lease at a rent of $1,200 per month. In 2017, tenant complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of the apartment. Landlord claimed...

Building That Currently Contained Six or More Apartments Was Rent Stabilized

March 21, 2022    

Tenant filed an "AD" application and asked the DHCR to rule on whether he was subject to rent regulation. Landlord claimed that the building was legally converted to a five-unit apartment building in 1936...

Building Had Six Apartments and Was Subject to Rent Stabilization

March 21, 2022    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction of services in his apartment. Landlord argued that tenant wasn't rent stabilized because the building contained only five apartments. The DRA then opened an "AD...