NYS DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

Landlord Can't Install Biometric Entry System in Rent-Stabilized Building

February 11, 2020    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to modify building services by installing a biometric fingerprint entry security system. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that the proposed system intrudes on the privacy...

High-Rent/High-Income Deregulation Ruling Revoked

February 11, 2020    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2016. In response to the Income Certification Form (ICF) served earlier that year, tenant had claimed that her...

MCI Rent Hike Granted for New Trash Compactor

February 11, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of building-wide windows and a new compactor. The DRA ruled for landlord, granting MCI rent increases. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that no new...

Date of MCI Increase Delayed to Match Clearance of "C" Violations

February 11, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on pointing and other facade work. The DRA ruled for landlord, granting rent increases. Tenants appealed and won in part.

New Hallway Flooring and Stairway Qualified as MCIs

February 11, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on a number of building improvements, including a new boiler and tank rooms, mailboxes, hallway floors, new stairway, pointing and waterproofing, concrete walkways, new...

MCI Increase Granted for Backflow Prevention Device

February 11, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a backflow prevention device. The DRA ruled for landlord and increased tenants' rents. Two tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that landlord...

Creation of Duplex Units Altered Per-Room MCI Increase

January 29, 2020    

The DRA granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on installation of rewiring, a new roof, and asbestos removal. Tenants appealed and won in part. Tenants disputed landlord's room counts. It'...

DHCR Reconsiders Prior Decision That Community Room Was Maintained

January 29, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. The DRA initially had ruled against tenant in March 2017, finding that a community room playground and parking lot gate were maintained. However, upon...

Service Reduction Complaint Dismissed

January 29, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenants of a building complex complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled against tenants and dismissed their complaint. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants had complained that...

Cracked Lobby Floor and Sidewalk Weren't Minor Conditions

January 29, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in various services based on lobby floor and sidewalk conditions. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that...

Public Area Window Conditions Weren't Minor

January 29, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. Tenants claimed that windows in the hallways, staircase landings, and recycling rooms needed repairs or adjustments. Landlord claimed that...

Reduced Management and Security Staff Hours Were Minor Conditions

January 29, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. Conditions included reduced management office hours, removal of a playground, reduced hours of unarmed security personnel, and a broken...