NYS DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

Landlord Improperly Discontinued Roof Access to Building Tenants

November 23, 2022    

Rent-controlled tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in building-wide services based on landlord's denial of roof access. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent. Landlord appealed and lost....

Tenant's Monthly Rent Properly Reduced to $1 After Fire

November 23, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR that her apartment had become uninhabitable after a fire. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent to $1 per month effective Oct. 20, 2020, the date of the fire...

Kitchen Floor Damage Wasn't a Minor Condition

November 22, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained in 2021 of a reduction in required services based on a number of conditions throughout his apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant, reduced his rent and ordered restoration of services....

No Notice to Landlord Required for Apartment Inspection

November 22, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in required services. The DRA ruled for tenant, reduced his rent, and directed landlord to restore services. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that it wasn...

Housing Court Should Determine Amount of Overcharge in Nonpayment Case

November 22, 2022    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge in 2009. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that the apartment wasn't subject to rent stabilization because it became vacant on or after June 19, 1997, with a...

No Fraud Found in Connection with Rent Overcharge

November 22, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant based on overcharges occurring while a DHCR service reduction order was in effect. But no refund was ordered based on tenant...

Landlord Responsible for Tenant's Overcharge of Subtenant

November 22, 2022    

A subtenant filed a rent overcharge complaint against rent-stabilized tenant for rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for subtenant and ordered the tenant to refund $54,000. The DRA found that landlord wasn't...

Tenant's Apartment Was Properly Vacancy-Deregulated

November 22, 2022    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. Landlord argued that the apartment had become vacancy-deregulated in March 2012. The DRA agreed and ruled against tenant,...

Rent Overcharge Wasn't Willful

November 22, 2022    

The roommate of prior rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge in 2015. The DRA ruled for the roommate, found that she was a lawful successor tenant, and ordered landlord to refund $6,757, including...

Landlord Can't Amend Rent Amount Registered

November 22, 2022    

Landlord requested an administrative determination (AD) from the DHCR in 2021, seeking permission to amend its 2018 building registration summary and apartment registration for one apartment. Landlord said that the...

No Proof Landlord Combined Units to Create New, Unregulated Unit

November 22, 2022    

Tenant filed an application with the DHCR in 2015 for an administrative determination (AD) that his apartment was subject to rent stabilization. Tenant claimed that he moved into apartment 12 in 1987 without a lease...

Landlord Must Add Tenant's Wife's Name to Rent-Stabilized Renewal Lease

November 22, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenants, a married couple, filed a lease violation complaint with DHCR. They claimed that landlord didn't include the wife's name in its 2021 renewal lease offer and that it failed to deduct a...