NYS DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

Landlord Didn't Prove Tenant Denied Access for Repairs

June 23, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in required services because cooking gas service wasn't being provided. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent based on DHCR inspection in November 2021....

Building Was Exempt from Rent Stabilization Due to Substantial Rehab

June 23, 2022    

Prior landlord submitted an application to the DHCR in 2004, seeking a ruling that the building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation. The DRA dismissed that case because prior landlord...

Rent Restored After HPD and DOB Confirm Vacate Order Was Rescinded

June 23, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained to the DHCR of a reduction in required services after HPD issued a Vacate Order for their apartment because it became uninhabitable after a fire. The DRA ruled for tenants and...

Termination of Landlord's Luxury Deregulation Application Was Lawful

June 23, 2022    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2013. The DRA ruled against landlord in 2020 because the HSTPA had repealed the provisions of the laws and codes...

No Rent Fraud Indicated in Rent-Stabilized Apartment's Rent History

June 23, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR in 2018 of rent overcharge. Tenant also claimed that his apartment had been unlawfully deregulated. The DRA ruled for tenant in part, finding that the apartment had been...

Tenant's Default in Response to 2014 Luxury Deregulation Application Vacated

June 22, 2022    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2014. Landlord pointed out that tenant failed to respond to the Income Certification Form (ICF) that...

Tenant Didn't Provide Access for DHCR Inspection

June 22, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in services based on defects in the sink faucets and a light fixture. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord later filed an application to...

Tenant Denied Access and Cancelled No-Access Inspection

June 22, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in required services in her apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent. Landlord later applied for rent restoration and argued that tenant...

Cracked Paint/Plaster Under Stairs Wasn't a Minor Condition

June 22, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained to the DHCR about a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents based on findings that a washing machine in the building laundry room was...

Cracked Tread Area of Building Steps Isn't a Minor Condition

June 22, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent, based on findings of defective conditions in the sidewalks, stairs to the...

Tenant's Apartment Was Vacancy Deregulated in 2002

June 16, 2022    

A New Rochelle tenant filed a complaint with the DHCR seeking a rent reduction based on a reduction in required services. In response, landlord argued that the apartment wasn't rent stabilized. The DRA then...

Building Is Exempt Due to Substantial Rehabilitation

June 14, 2022    

Prior landlord filed an application (Form RS-3 Application) with the DHCR in 2004 to determine whether its building was exempt from rent stabilization. In 2007, the DRA closed the case without action due to the prior...