NYS DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

Roommate of Prior Tenant Was Offered Proper Deregulated Vacancy Lease

October 21, 2019    

Tenant complained in 2016 of rent overcharge and unlawful deregulation of her apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Tenant moved into the unit in 2020 at a legal regulated rent of $2,249 per...

Rent Reduction Order Froze Rent at Preferential Rent

October 21, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant, finding a total overcharge of $357, which had already been refunded through a rent credit. Landlord appealed and lost. The DRA found...

Landlord Didn't Overcharge Former Tenant's Roommate

October 21, 2019    

Apartment tenant complained of rent overcharge. He claimed that he had succession rights and that landlord improperly charged him a vacancy increase instead of a renewal increase when landlord gave him a lease after...

Four-Apartment Building Actually Contained 10 SRO Units

October 21, 2019    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling on whether its building contained fewer than six dwelling units. Landlord submitted a 1988 Certificate of Occupancy from DOB listing the building as having four apartments, a...

Landlord Met Conditions for Replacing Traditional Key-Lock with Electronic Key Fob System

October 21, 2019    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to replace the main entrance door's metal keys with an electronic key fob system. The DRA ruled for landlord and listed 13 conditions that landlord must comply with...

Landlord Can Replace Gas Stoves with Electric Stoves

October 21, 2019    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to replace gas cooking stoves with electric stoves. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that landlord intentionally cut off the gas supply,...

Landlord's Eviction Papers Prove Building Had at Least Six Units

October 21, 2019    

Tenant claimed that she was rent stabilized and asked the DHCR to make a ruling on the building's status. Landlord claimed that the building contained fewer than six apartments and therefore wasn't subject to...

Tenant Whose Building Contained Seven Units Was Rent Stabilized

October 21, 2019    

Tenant asked the DHCR to decide if she was rent stabilized. Tenant claimed that the building currently contained seven units, that previously landlord combined two apartments to create one unit, and that two other...

Tenant Showed Building Had Eight Apartments Before Jan. 1, 1974

October 21, 2019    

Tenant asked the DHCR to determine whether he was subject to rent stabilization. Landlord claimed that the building contained fewer than six units. But tenant claimed that the building was constructed in 1930 and...

Two-Family House Was Illegally Altered into Two Apartments and Five Furnished Rooms

October 21, 2019    

Tenant asked the DHCR to determine whether his apartment was rent stabilized. He claimed that the building had seven dwelling units. Landlord argued that the two-family house never had seven units, and that DOB never...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant Didn't Receive 421-a Lease Riders

October 21, 2019    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2017. The DRA ruled against landlord because the apartment was rent regulated due to building's receipt of Real...

Rent-Stabilized Apartment Was Vacancy Deregulated in 2010

October 21, 2019    

(Decision submitted by Mary D. Milone of the Manhattan law firm of Borah, Goldstein, Altschuler, Nahins & Goidel, P.C., attorneys for the landlord.)