NYS DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

Tenant's DHCR Lease Complaint Issues Already Pending in Court Case

November 22, 2022    

Tenant filed a lease violation complaint with the DHCR. He claimed that the renewal lease landlord offered, to start on May 1, 2019, wasn't offered on the same terms and conditions as the expiring lease. Tenant...

Landlord Improperly Deregulated Apartment While Building Received J-51 Benefits

November 22, 2022    

Tenant sought a ruling that his apartment had been improperly deregulated. The DRA ruled for tenant, and landlord appealed and lost. Landlord then filed an Article 78 court appeal. The DHCR agreed to take the case...

Son of Rent-Controlled Tenants Is First Successor, Not Second

November 22, 2022    

Tenant filed an application with the DHCR for an administrative determination (AD), claiming rights as a first successor tenant to his parents' rent-controlled apartment. Tenant said that his parents signed a...

DHCR Mistakenly Directed HDFC Co-op to Register as Rent Stabilized

November 17, 2022    

The DHCR's Rent Administrator started a proceeding after finding that landlord failed to register its building as rent stabilized for 2018. The DRA made this determination based on review of NYC DOF records...

Landlord's Wheelchair/Accessibility Ramp Wasn't a Building-Wide Improvement

November 17, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a wheelchair/accessibility ramp. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. Since 2016, the DHCR had granted MCI applications for wheelchair/...

Gas Piping Service Costs for New Boiler Disallowed

November 17, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new boiler. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, denying any increase for costs associated with engineering, installation of bypass equipment, and...

Prior Pointing and Waterproofing Was Part of Project Whose Useful Life Hadn't Expired

November 17, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on pointing and building facade work. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. The DRA found that a prior MCI rent hike was granted in 2001 for exterior...

MCI Increase Granted for CCTV Security Camera System

November 17, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on rewiring and installation of a security camera system. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. They claimed that the security camera system was landlord...

MCI Increase Granted for Gas Piping Installed with Unit Renovations

November 17, 2022    

The DHCR's DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of gas piping. Tenants appealed and lost. They claimed that the gas piping was installed in connection with apartment...

No MCI Increase for Architect Fees That Duplicated Engineering Fees

November 16, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a parapet, as well as brick and structural steel work for an exterior restoration project. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, including the cost of...

Tenant Needn't Pay MCI Increase Under Vacancy Lease If Not Notified of Pending Application

November 16, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof, building facade, and sidewalk bridge set up during the work. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that he...

Pointing and Waterproofing Were Done Within Useful Life of Prior MCI Increase

October 25, 2022    

(Decision submitted by Ronald S. Languedoc of the Manhattan law firm of Himmelstein McConnell Gribben & Joseph LLP, attorneys for the tenants.)

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on...