NYS DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

NYS DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

Landlord Can Replace Gas Stoves with Electric Stoves

November 19, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application to modify building services by replacing existing gas stoves with electric stoves. The DRA determined that tenants shouldn't be burdened with the installation cost of...

Violation Placed on Building After MCI Application Docketed

November 18, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a roof water tank. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that there were hazardous violations in the building. But once an...

Partial Parapet Wall Replacement Doesn't Qualify as MCI

November 18, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on parapet wall replacement and exterior waterproofing. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that all parapets on the building weren't replaced and the exterior...

Landlord Claims Building Is Substantially Rehabilitated

November 18, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new intercom, roof, windows, and other items. The DRA denied landlord's application based on landlord's failure to provide proof that five...

Initial Rent Under HDC Regulatory Agreement Couldn't Be Preferential Rent

October 29, 2018    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge in 2015.

Effective Date of MCI Rent Hikes Delayed

October 29, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes in 2007 based on a number of improvements. The DRA disallowed any increase for elevator upgrading but granted MCI rent increases for new doors, a new TV/security system, new remote...

Apartment Subject to Deregulation After J-51 Tax Benefits Expired

October 29, 2018    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2012, claiming that tenant's legal rent was $2,500 per month or more, and seeking verification of tenant's...

Heat and Hot Water Weren't Base Date Services Provided by Landlord

October 29, 2018    

The DHCR's Tenant Protection Unit (TPU) filed service reduction complaints on behalf of six rent-stabilized tenants, claiming that inspection showed that the building's central heating/hot water system had...

Landlord Proves It Restored Storage Room Service

October 29, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. The DRA later denied landlord's application to restore rents. Landlord filed a PAR,...

Rent Overcharge Resulted from Outstanding Rent Reduction Order

October 29, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $51, including interest. Tenant's rent had been frozen at $428 based on a rent reduction ordered...

Landlord Omitted Legal Regulated Rent from One Renewal Lease

October 29, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. Landlord claimed that tenant paid a preferential rent and that there was no overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and found a total overcharge of $5,400, including...

Landlord Didn't Prove Tenant Paid Preferential Rent

October 29, 2018    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and found that because landlord failed to establish that there was a previously higher legal rent, the monthly $910 rent paid on the April 20, 2012, base...