NYS DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

DHCR Grants Waiver of Reasonable Cost Schedule for Landmark Building Windows

May 20, 2024    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on installation of lot line and hallway windows in a landmark building. The DRA ruled for landlord; tenants appealed and lost.

Tenants argued that the DRA...

No MCI Increase for Electric Range Stoves Since Group Work No Longer Eligible

May 20, 2024    

Landlord applied to the DHCR in 2021 for MCI rent hikes based on installation of electric range stoves in building apartments. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that these items didn't qualify for MCI rent...

DHCR Will Reconsider MCI Application Based on Backflow Prevention Device

May 20, 2024    

Landlord applied to the DHCR in 2021 for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a Reduced Pressure Zone (RPZ) backflow prevention device that cost $9,556. The DRA ruled against landlord because landlord had failed...

Landlord Properly Calculated Legal Regulated Vacancy Rent for New Tenant Pre-HSTPA

May 20, 2024    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge in March 2019. Tenant pointed out that the prior tenant's registered rent was $843 per month but that the rent was increased to $1,200 per month...

Landlord Can Recover Building's Last Rent-Stabilized Apartment and Demolish Building

May 20, 2024    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for permission to recover tenant's rent-stabilized apartment, in order to demolish its building. The DRA ruled against landlord in 2020, and the DHCR denied landlord's PAR. The...

Landlord Can Change from Gas to Electric Stoves in Rent-Stabilized Building

May 19, 2024    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to modify services in a rent-regulated building by replacing gas cooking stoves with electric stoves. The DRA ruled for landlord.

Tenant's Grandson Gets Rent-Controlled Apartment

May 19, 2024    

An apartment occupant who claimed to be the grandson of a deceased rent-controlled tenant claimed succession rights by filing a complaint with the DHCR. The DRA ruled for the grandson. Landlord appealed and lost....

Landlord's Application Was Timely in Light of Delay Caused by Defective Floor Coating

April 26, 2024    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on exterior restoration with related professional services. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that landlord hadn't filed its application within two years of...

Landlord Can't Make Claims for First Time in PAR of Rent Restoration Denial

April 26, 2024    

In July 2019, rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in apartment services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent based on findings that that the left stove burner was not self-lighting...

Installation Reduced Tenant's Living Space

April 25, 2024    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord reduced the usable space in his apartment based on landlord's "unilateral decision" to replace the prior heat and hot water systems in a manner that...

Landlord Properly Signed Tenant's Rent-Stabilized Renewal Lease

April 25, 2024    

Rent-stabilized tenant filed a lease violation complaint with the DHCR, claiming that landlord refused to offer her a renewal lease on the same terms and conditions as the lease expiring on March 31, 2022; that...

Landlord Can't Remove Ex-Spouse's Name from Lease after Tenants' Divorce

April 25, 2024    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of lease violations. She claimed that landlord refused to give her a corrected renewal lease to include her DRIE rent exemption, failed to include her security deposit on...