NYS DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

Painting and Sheetrock Excluded from Approved IAI Costs

June 27, 2017    

The DHCR's Tenant Protection Unit (TPU) commenced an individual apartment improvement (IAI) audit for tenant's apartment. Landlord submitted proof in support of IAIs performed in 2013 before a vacancy rent...

Landlord Modified Intercom System Without Seeking DHCR Approval

June 27, 2017    

Sixty-six tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and lost. The DRA found that landlord didn't file an application for a...

Landlord Must Contact DOF to Determine How to Refund SCRIE Tenant

June 27, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge based on a prior rent reduction order that froze the collectible rent to $621 from June 1, 2011, to September 2016 when rent was restored. The DRA ruled for tenant...

Overcharge Resulting from Improper Deregulation Results in Triple Damages

June 27, 2017    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and found a total overcharge of $8,500, including triple damages and interest. But no refund was due because tenant owed landlord back rent of $14,550....

DHCR Finding of Substantial Rehab Exemption Is Retroactive

June 27, 2017    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for an order exempting its building from rent regulation based on substantial rehabilitation. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Landlord bought the building in 2014...

Landlord Can't Amend Rent Registration

June 27, 2017    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to amend the 2012 annual registration filed for tenant's apartment. Landlord had registered the rent as $882.71 for tenant "Thomas Marcello" under lease starting...

Tenant's Niece Can't Get Rent-Stabilized Apartment

June 27, 2017    

Yonkers apartment occupant complained to the DHCR of a threatened improper eviction, and claimed succession rights to her deceased aunt's rent-stabilized apartment. The niece submitted copies of W-2 forms and...

No Fraud Found in Case Where There Was No Overcharge

June 27, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding no overcharge and no indication of fraud warranting review of pre-base date rent history. The DRA also directed landlord to...

Common Law Husband Gets Rent-Controlled Apartment

June 26, 2017    

Apartment occupant claimed succession rights in a DHCR complaint after rent-controlled tenant moved out of the apartment. The DRA ruled for occupant and found he was a nontraditional family member. Landlord appealed...

Building with Five Apartments Was Exempt from Rent Stabilization

June 26, 2017    

The DRA determined that landlord's building contained six or more apartments and therefore was subject to rent stabilization. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord then filed an Article 78 court appeal, claiming...

DHCR Improperly Ordered Rent Reduction for Exempt Building

June 26, 2017    

Tenants complained to the DHCR of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and won. Landlord claimed that the building wasn't subject to rent...

DHCR Properly Ordered Inspection to Confirm Whether IAIs Were Done

June 26, 2017    

The DHCR's Tenant Protection Unit (TPU) commenced an individual apartment improvement (IAI) audit for tenant's apartment and found that landlord didn't prove costs to support the $312 IAI rent increase....

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