HORIZONTAL MULTIPLE DWELLING

Building Was Horizontal Multiple Dwelling Subject to Rent Stabilization

August 22, 2017    

White Plains tenants asked the DHCR to determine the rent-regulated status of their apartment. The DRA ruled that the building was rent stabilized since it was constructed before Feb. 1, 1947, and contained at least...

Tenant's Building Was Part of Rent-Stabilized Horizontal Multiple Dwelling

July 27, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that tenant's building was unregulated. Tenant claimed that the building was rent-stabilized because it was part of a horizontal multiple dwelling (HMD). The trial court...

Adjoining Buildings Weren't Horizontal Multiple Dwelling

February 21, 2017    

(Decision submitted by Karen Schwartz-Sidrane, of the Rockville Centre law firm of Sidrane & Schwartz-Sidrane, LLP, attorneys for the landlord.)

Tenant Is Rent Stabilized Since Apartment Is Part of HMD

October 26, 2016    

Tenant complained that landlord refused to renew his rent-stabilized lease. Tenant moved into the building in 2003 and prior landlord had given him rent-stabilized renewal leases from 2008 through 2014. The apartment...

Two Buildings on Same Tax Lot Didn't Comprise Horizontal Multiple Dwelling

September 29, 2016    

The DHCR initiated a proceeding in 2013 to determine the rent regulatory status of tenant’s apartment. Landlord had filed a Report of Vacancy Decontrol (Form RA-42V) with the DHCR in 2013 stating that the rent-...

Court Finds Two Buildings Are Horizontal Multiple Dwelling

July 26, 2016    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that the apartment was unregulated. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized because his five-unit building was part of a horizontal multiple dwelling. The court ruled for...

Three-Unit Building Was Part of HMD

April 26, 2016    

Landlord sued to evict tenant. Landlord claimed that the apartment was unregulated because the building contained only three apartments. Tenant claimed that the building was connected to two adjacent buildings each...

Building Was Horizontal Multiple Dwelling on Base Date

July 14, 2015    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge. Landlord claimed that tenant’s building contained fewer than six apartments and therefore wasn’t rent stabilized. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered...

DHCR Must Further Investigate Whether Buildings Are HMD

June 23, 2015    

Landlord asked the DHCR to determine the rent regulatory status of 131 East 45th Street. Landlord claimed that the building was mistakenly registered as rent-stabilized in the 1980s even though the building contained...

Three-Apartment Building Wasn't Part of Horizontal Multiple Dwelling

April 23, 2015    

Tenant complained of a reduction in services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed, claiming that the building wasn't subject to rent regulation. The DHCR ruled against landlord,...

Premises Is Horizontal Multiple Dwelling

April 12, 2013    

Landlord filed an Article 78 court appeal of a DHCR ruling that two adjacent buildings were a horizontal multiple dwelling subject to rent stabilization. The court and appeals court ruled against landlord. The DHCR...

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