NYS DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

NYS DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

Tenant Who Transferred Didn't Retain Prior Rental Rate

December 26, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. Tenant claimed that she moved from Apt. 2A to 3A at landlord's request and that landlord then impermissibly increased her rent. The DRA ruled against tenant,...

Landlord Not Required to Continue Preferential Rent

December 26, 2018    

Tenant complained that landlord refused to renew her rent-stabilized lease on the same terms and conditions as her expiring lease. Tenant claimed that landlord offered a renewal lease at a monthly rent of $1,998...

No Overcharge Where Court Previously Approved Settlement

December 26, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. In a prior housing court eviction proceeding based on nonpayment of rent, landlord and tenant signed a...

Landlord Corrected Rent Registrations

December 24, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge and claimed fraud by landlord. The DRA found a total rent overcharge of $1,680, including interest. Tenant appealed and lost. Landlord had previously registered...

Landlord Separated One Apartment into Three New Deregulated Units

December 24, 2018    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and lease violation. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that her apartment was improperly deregulated and that landlord failed to offer a proper...

Landlord Applied Temporary Exemption Rule in Effect When Tenant Moved In

December 24, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $18,697, including interest. Landlord and tenant both appealed. The DHCR ruled against landlord, who...

Tenant's Apartment Was Vacancy Deregulated More Than Four Years Before Complaint

December 24, 2018    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against tenant and found that the apartment wasn't subject to rent stabilization. Tenant appealed, and the DHCR denied her PAR. Tenant then filed an Article 78...

Rent Overcharge Determined for Rent-Controlled Tenant

December 24, 2018    

Rent-controlled tenant complained of rent overcharge in 2017, claiming that landlord improperly calculated the maximum base rent (MBR) for 20 years and that he paid $1,948 per month. The DRA ruled for tenant and...

Landlord Can Demolish Three-Family House and Evict Tenant

December 24, 2018    

Landlord applied for permission to terminate rent-controlled tenant's tenancy and demolish a three-family house. The other two apartments were vacant. The DRA ruled for landlord, finding that landlord had...

Landlord Must File Administrative Determination Application for DHCR Ruling

December 24, 2018    

Tenant complained of a reduction in services based on inadequate bathtub caulking and a missing window lock. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that tenant...

MCI Rent Hike for Rewiring Denied

December 24, 2018    

Westchester County landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on a number of improvements. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, but denied any increase for rewiring because landlord didn't submit electrical sign-...

DHCR Will Consider Denied MCI Application After Retroactive Rent Restoration Order Issued

December 24, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new security system and exterior door. The DRA ruled against landlord because a DHCR rent reduction order based on reduction in required services was in...