NYS DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

NYS DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

Landlord Can Restrict Acceptance of Large Electronics for Tenants

December 24, 2018    

Tenant filed two complaints concerning reduction in building-wide services. First, tenant complained that landlord directed the doorman to stop accepting package deliveries containing electronics notwithstanding the...

Approval of Substantial Rehab Deregulation Delayed Until DOB Issues New C of O

December 23, 2018    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling that its building was exempt from rent regulation due to a substantial rehabilitation of the building. When landlord bought the building in 2003, it was vacant and completely...

Complaints About Elevator Upgrades Don't Bar MCI Rent Hikes

December 23, 2018    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord, and tenants appealed. Tenants claimed that the new elevators were defective and that DOB had issued at least 20...

Tenant's Appeal of Deregulation Order Terminated Based on Tenant's Death

December 23, 2018    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2017. The DRA ruled for landlord after tenant failed to respond to two notices of landlord's application, and...

Rent-Controlled Apartment in Co-op Building Not Subject to Deregulation

December 23, 2018    

In 2009, landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-controlled apartment. The DRA ruled against landlord because the building was receiving J-51 tax benefits during the relevant time...

Was There a Fraudulent Scheme to Deregulate Tenant's Apartment?

December 23, 2018    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and claimed landlord engaged in a fraudulent scheme to deregulate her apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant in part, finding a rent overcharge of $15,790, including interest, based...

MCI Rent Hike for Roof to Include Mobilization Costs But Not Engineering Fees

November 27, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed any increase for the mobilization costs and professional engineering fees for the project....

Project Mobilization Costs Included in Approved MCI Rent Hike

November 27, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on rewiring, installation of new walls in the building's switch gear room, new hallway facias and case enclosures, as well as foundation reinforcement and steel support...

DHCR Orders Landlord to Add Tenant's Wife's Name to Renewal Lease

November 25, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord failed to offer a proper renewal lease. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to add tenant's spouse's name to the lease. The DRA also advised landlord...

Landlord Collected Full Rent While Rent Reduction Order Was in Effect

November 25, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $14,885, including interest. Landlord appealed and lost. The rent overcharge finding was based on a DHCR...

Landlord Must Add Tenant's Spouse to Renewal Lease

November 25, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord wouldn't properly renew her lease. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to add tenant's husband's name to the renewal lease. Landlord appealed and...

Rent-Stabilized Apartment Is Subject to Deregulation After J-51 Expires

November 25, 2018    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2016. Landlord claimed that tenant's rent was $2,700 or more per month and sought verification of whether...