NYS DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

HSTPA Resulted in Termination of Remanded "LD" Proceeding

June 24, 2020    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that although tenant was rent stabilized as a result of the building's...

Maximum Collectible Rent of Apartment Remained $75 per Month Since 1973

June 24, 2020    

Rent-controlled tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA found that the apartment's maximum collectible rent (MCR) was $75.06 per month effective Jan. 1, 1973. DHCR records showed that in May 1994, the DRA...

Landlord Proved Apartment Was Vacancy Deregulated

June 24, 2020    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that the apartment wasn't subject to rent stabilization. Tenant appealed and lost. In response to the complaint, landlord...

Landlord Preserved Tenant's Legal Regulated Rent and Preferential Rent

June 24, 2020    

Tenant moved into an apartment in 2004 under a legally deregulated lease. But in 2005, the building received J-51 tax benefits. While landlord continued to treat tenant's unit as deregulated, this was incorrect...

Apartment Was Deregulated When Prior Tenant Moved Out

June 24, 2020    

Tenant complained that his apartment was unlawfully deregulated and that landlord overcharge him. The DRA ruled against tenant and dismissed the complaint. Tenant appealed and lost. Landlord showed that in 2011, the...

Landlord Proved Rent Increase for IAIs

June 24, 2020    

Tenant complained of improper apartment deregulation and rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost.

Rent Overcharge Resulted from 20-Year-Old Rent Reduction Order

June 24, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge and lease violation. Tenant pointed out that there was a 2001 DHCR rent reduction order still in effect, which froze the apartment's legal rent. The DRA ruled...

Landlord Replaced Less Than 75 Percent of Building Systems

June 24, 2020    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for a ruling that its building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation performed in 2017-2018. Landlord responded to several requests from the DRA for...

No Substantial Rehab Where DOB Revoked Work Permit

June 24, 2020    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling that its building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation performed in 2003 while the building was at least 80 percent vacant  after a 1999 fire...

Landlord Didn't Prove Building Was Substantially Rehabbed

June 24, 2020    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling that its building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost.

Landlord claimed that: (a)...

Landlord Must Pay Relocation Stipend to Tenant Who Vacated Illegal Apartment

June 24, 2020    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to refuse renewal of tenant's rent-stabilized lease because landlord wished to withdraw the housing accommodation from the rental market. DOB had issued substantial...

MCI Costs Can Include Labor Costs for Landlord's Contracting Company

June 24, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof, front stoop/concrete yard improvements, new siding and trim, and a new front door and transom. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, but...