NYS DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

Landlord's Applications to Amend Rent Registrations Denied

October 25, 2022    

Landlord applied to the DHCR in 2020 with two separate requests to amend previously filed registrations for two apartments for the years 2009 through 2017 based on findings by the building's new managing agent...

Landlord Upgraded Intercom Service without Obtaining Prior DHCR Approval

October 25, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenants in a building complex complained of a reduction in building-wide services.  They claimed that: (1) the door/gate was broken and not sturdy; (2) the intercom hadn't been working for...

Lobby Attendant Service Was Reduced for Rent-Stabilized Tenant in Co-op Building

October 25, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant in a co-op building complained of a reduction in building-wide services, claiming that landlord had eliminated lobby attendant service at the building's back entrance, had locked that door...

Freight Elevator Service Was Provided, Contrary to Tenant's Complaint

October 25, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant of a co-op apartment complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on problems with elevator service. Tenant claimed that there was no longer a designated freight elevator and that...

Rent Reduction Ordered Due to Con Ed Gas Shut Off to Tenant's Apartment

October 24, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services because cooking gas had been shut off in her apartment in November 2021. The DRA ruled for tenant in June 2022 and reduced her rent. Landlord appealed and...

Rent Reduction Ordered for Tenants of Entire Complex

October 24, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenants in a building complex asked the DHCR for a rent reduction based on a decrease in building-wide services. They said there had been no elevator services in the A and D buildings since July 2021...

Tenant No Longer Paid for Electricity After DHCR Issued Electrical Exclusion Order

October 24, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant filed a "specific" rent overcharge complaint with the DHCR. Tenant claimed that landlord didn't comply with a prior DHCR order issued in 2008, which found there was a $920...

Tenant Ordered to Sign Lease to Preserve DRIE Benefits While Case Pending

October 24, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR that landlord failed to offer her a renewal lease on the same terms and conditions that were contained in her expiring lease. She claimed that landlord was charging her a...

Landlord Didn't Prove Debris Removal Was Properly Included in IAI Rent Increase

October 24, 2022    

Tenant asked the DHCR in 2014 for an Administrative Determination of the legal regulated rent for his apartment. In response, landlord acknowledged that tenant was rent stabilized and that it had refunded $6,632 to...

Tenant Who Complained of Service Reduction Didn't Provide Access to Inspector

October 24, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained in March 2022 of a reduction in services, claiming that there were vermin control issues in her apartment, as well as defects in the kitchen floor, bathroom, living room, and hall/...

No MCI Increase for Fencing or Landscaping

October 24, 2022    

The DHCR's Rent Administrator partially granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes. The DRA granted increases for a new front door and vestibule door, front entrance masonry work, drainage system, and...

DHCR Properly Applied 2% MCI Rent Hike Limit to Tenants' Rents

October 24, 2022    

The DHCR's Rent Administrator granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of an intercom, security cameras, new roof, and exterior restoration. Tenants appealed and lost. They...