HIGH-RENT DEREGULATION

DHCR Must Decide If Repeal of Deregulation Law Applied to Tenant's Case

October 23, 2019    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment after the building's J-51 tax benefits ended. Tenants argued that the building became rent stabilized solely as a...

Deregulation Application Dismissed Due to DTF's Inability to Make Tax Match

September 24, 2019    

Landlord applied in 2017 for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment. The DRA ruled against landlord because the Department of Taxation and Finance (DTF) was unable to match a tax...

Repeal of Deregulation Provisions Was Grounds for Denial of Landlord's PAR

September 24, 2019    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2010. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that the annual household income for tenant and her adult daughter...

Deregulation Application Based on High Rent/High Income Denied

August 26, 2019    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2014. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. The Department of Taxation and Finance (DTF)...

Landlord's 2016 Application for Deregulation Sent Back to DRA for Reconsideration

August 26, 2019    

Landlord filed a petition for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2016. The DRA ruled against landlord because a vacancy had occurred in 2015 and the legal regulated rent...

Deregulation Application for 2016 Denied Based on Ruling that Denied 2015 Application

July 16, 2019    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2016. The DRA ruled against landlord because landlord's 2015 luxury deregulation application for the same...

Landlord Didn't Prove Tenant Had Roommate Whose Income Was Relevant to Deregulation Determination

June 24, 2019    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2015. Landlord noted in its application that it contested the amount of the household income claimed by tenant...

Tenant's Failure to Answer Deregulation Application Excused

June 24, 2019    

Landlord filed an application for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2017. The DRA ruled for landlord based on tenant's failure to answer the DRA's notice to...

Apartment Was Vacancy Deregulated Before Tenant Moved In

April 26, 2019    

Unregulated tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant and dismissed the case. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant paid $1,750 per month under his...

Apartment Was Eligible for Deregulation After J-51 Tax Benefits Ended

April 25, 2019    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2017. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that tenant's lease didn't contain a J-51 rider while the...

Apartment Was Subject to Rent Stabilization Before J-51 Benefits Period

April 25, 2019    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2016. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that the building received J-51 tax benefits and that tenant's...

Apartment Was Subject to Deregulation When J-51 Benefits Ended

March 19, 2019    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2015, when tenant's monthly rent was $2,500 or more and sought verification of whether tenant's annual...