NYS DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

Case Reopened After DRA Sent Notice to Incorrect Address

March 18, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a decrease in services. Tenant didn't respond to the DRA's request for additional information, and the DRA's mailing came back indicating that tenant had vacated the...

DHCR-Supervised Mitchell-Lama Building Isn't Subject to Rent Stabilization

March 18, 2019    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in apartment services. The DRA dismissed tenant's complaint because tenant's building was part of the New York State Mitchell-Lama Program. Tenant appealed and...

Landlord Gets $5 Monthly Rent Hike for Tenant's Air Conditioner

March 18, 2019    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for permission to increase rent-controlled tenant's rent by $5 per month based on tenant's installation of an air conditioner that extended beyond the apartment window line....

No MBR Increase Granted Due to Failure to Clear HPD Violations

March 18, 2019    

Landlord applied for a maximum base rent (MBR) increase for a rent-controlled tenant in 2017 and filed a violation certification (VC) to establish the 2018-2019 MBR. Landlord certified that it would clear all rent-...

Hallway/Lot-Line Windows Installed Without Protective Wired Glass

March 18, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of lot-line/hallway windows. The DRA ruled against landlord because "protectives" like wired glass, weren't included in the installation....

Apartments Were Correctly Registered with DHCR

March 18, 2019    

The DRA granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on elevator upgrading and installation of a new roof. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that the MCI application should have been denied...

Courtyard Concrete Installation Costs Disallowed

March 18, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on exterior restoration and the sidewalk shed needed while the work was performed. The DRA ruled for landlord but disallowed costs for pipe insulation that didn't qualify...

No Commercial Tenant Allocation for MCI Increase Was Required

March 18, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on a number of installations. The DRA ruled for landlord and granted rent increases based on elevator upgrading and electrical work, house tank replacement, entrance/lobby...

Notice of Landlord's MCI Application Presumably Mailed by DHCR

March 18, 2019    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that she never received notice of landlord's application and therefore had no...

MCI Rent Hike Granted for Facade Work to One Side of Building

March 18, 2019    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on facade work and installation of a closed circuit TV security system. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that the facade installation was...

MCI Rent Hike Granted for Backflow Prevention Device

March 18, 2019    

The DRA granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on installation of a backflow prevention device. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that three buildings used the backflow device. But tenant...

Tenants with Leakage Exempted from MCI Increase

March 18, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes for exterior restoration work and new windows, with related engineering fees. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed, claiming that the exterior restoration work was...