NYS DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

DHCR Won't Consider Tenant's Room Count Objection Raised on Appeal

October 24, 2022    

The DHCR's Rent Administrator granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of two gas boilers. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that her apartment had only two rooms and...

MCI Increase for Facade Work Denied Based on Prior Increase

October 24, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on pointing and steam cleaning. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. The DRA found that landlord had previously obtained an MCI increase in 2008 for...

No MCI Increase for Cosmetic Work Done in Connection with Vestibule Door

October 24, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of front and rear vestibule doors and a TV/security system. The DRA ruled for landlord but disallowed several expenses related to the vestibule doors...

Portions of Exterior Restoration Work Disallowed

October 24, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes in 2012 based on a number of improvements. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, granting an increase for parapets and related work, as well as a CCTV system. But the DRA denied any...

No MCI Increase for Professional Consulting Services for Elevator Upgrade

October 24, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, granting the increase for the upgrade but denying any increase for costs claimed in connection with cleaning and...

DHCR Mistakenly Issued Second Temporary MCI Rent Increase Modification Order

October 24, 2022    

In September 2018, the DHCR's Rent Administrator issued an order modifying a prior MCI rent increase order, by modifying the rent increase for parapets temporarily due to a J-51 tax abatement offset for the work...

Rent Act of 2015 Didn't Preclude Vacancy Deregulation of Tenant's Apartment

October 24, 2022    

Landlord applied in 2016 for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment, claiming that the legal regulated rent (LRR) was $2,700 per month and requesting verification of whether...

MCI Increase Granted for New Security System

September 28, 2022    

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

Landlord Can Replace Doorman with Remote Concierge and Guard Service

September 28, 2022    

(Decision submitted by Jillian Bittner, Esq. of the Williston Park law firm of Horing Welikson Rosen & Digrugilliers PC, attorneys for the landlord.)

Prior DHCR Ruling Didn't Consider Whether Building Was Substantially Rehabbed

September 28, 2022    

(Decision submitted by Dawn R. Myers, Esq. of the Manhattan law firm of Borah, Goldstein, Altschuler, Nahins & Goidel, P.C., attorneys for the landlord.)

Landlord asked the DHCR for a...

Removal of Rent-Stabilized Tenants' Storage Space Warranted Rent Reduction

September 26, 2022    

Tenants complained to the DHCR of a reduction in building-wide services. They said that landlord began charging fees for storage lockers when storage was previously provided free of charge as a required service for...

Apartment Was Improperly Deregulated But There Was No Overcharge

September 26, 2022    

Tenant complained that landlord failed to renew her lease, along with improper apartment deregulation and rent overcharge. Landlord claimed that the unit had been vacancy deregulated.