NYS DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

NYS DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

Tenant with Life in 'Chaos' Excused for Not Answering Deregulation Notice

December 26, 2018    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2015. The DRA ruled for landlord based on tenant's failure to respond to the DRA's notice of the...

Useful Life of Prior Boiler Didn't Matter

December 26, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new boiler/burner. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants argued that the new boilers were installed before the expiration of the...

'C' Violations Were Entered by HPD After MCI Application Was Filed

December 26, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on gas repiping and intercom installation. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that there were hazardous C violations on record for the...

No MCI Rent Hike for Rent-Stabilized Tenant

December 26, 2018    

Landlord applied for an MCI rent hike for the building's sole rent-stabilized tenant based on installation of a boiler, burner, windows, parapet/exterior walls, intercom/mailboxes, entrance lobby vestibule doors...

Landlord Gets MCI Rent Hike for New Boiler

December 26, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new boiler/burner. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that the useful life of the prior boiler hadn't expired since...

Chimney Liner Installation Doesn't Qualify as MCI

December 26, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of new chimney liners and gas conversion. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. To qualify as an MCI, a chimney installation must involve a...

Landlord Sufficiently Proved IAIs

December 26, 2018    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that all rent increases were lawful and that tenant was properly vacancy deregulated. But the DRA also ruled that tenant remained rent...

Landlord Didn't Sufficiently Prove IAIs

December 26, 2018    

The DHCR's Tenant Protection Unit (TPU) commenced an individual apartment improvement (IAI) audit of an apartment rent based on a review of rent registrations. Based on landlord's failure to comply with the...

DHCR Can't Rule on Tenant's Claim for Interest on Security Deposit

December 26, 2018    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding no overcharge. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant still claimed rent overcharge and also claimed that landlord never paid her interest on her...

Where Apartment Vacant on Base Date, Next Legal Stabilized Rent Was Charged

December 26, 2018    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper apartment deregulation. The DRA ruled for tenant, finding that tenant was rent stabilized and that the lawful monthly rent as of September 2017 was $1,212.

DHCR Finds No Overcharge

December 26, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. Tenant had moved into the apartment in 2002 and filed her overcharge complaint in 2016. The DRA found no overcharge since the 2012 base date.

No Fraud Found in Connection with Rent Overcharge

December 26, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $23,662, including triple damages and interest. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that landlord had...