LANDLORD LOSES

Landlord Must Contact DOF to Determine How to Refund SCRIE Tenant

June 27, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge based on a prior rent reduction order that froze the collectible rent to $621 from June 1, 2011, to September 2016 when rent was restored. The DRA ruled for tenant...

DHCR Properly Ordered Inspection to Confirm Whether IAIs Were Done

June 26, 2017    

The DHCR's Tenant Protection Unit (TPU) commenced an individual apartment improvement (IAI) audit for tenant's apartment and found that landlord didn't prove costs to support the $312 IAI rent increase....

Landlord Overcharged Tenant for Parking Space

May 29, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge in connection with his parking space. The DRA ruled for tenant, finding that landlord had collected an overcharge since the base date rent for garage space, and...

Landlord's Miscalculation of Rent Guidelines Increase Wasn't Excusable Error

May 29, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $6,800, including triple damages and interest. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that the...

On-Time Rent Provision in Lease Creates Preferential Rent

May 25, 2017    
Tenant complained of rent overcharge, claiming that  an “on-time discount” provision in his leases was improper. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $338. The DRA also reduced...

Landlord Can't Collect Cable TV Surcharge Without Tenant’s Written Consent

May 25, 2017    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge after landlord cooperative corporation started billing tenant three years earlier for a monthly $35 surcharge for cable television service. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered...

DHCR Properly Computed Interest on Rent Overcharge

May 22, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DHCR ruled for tenant and denied landlord’s PAR. Landlord filed an Article 78 appeal and lost. The court and appeals court found that the DHCR properly...

Tenant Claims Landlord Improperly Charged Her More Rent After Fire

April 28, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. After a June 2012 fire in her former apartment and six months in a shelter, landlord restored tenant to a different apartment and charged her more rent. The DRA...

Landlord Must Refund $32,820 to Tenant Based on 1993 Rent Reduction Order

April 28, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge based on a prior rent reduction order. The DRA ruled for tenant. The 1993 rent reduction order froze tenant’s rent at $181, and the DRA ordered landlord to...

No Proof Landlord Entitled to Collect Air Conditioner Surcharge

April 28, 2017    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge based on an air conditioner surcharge collected by landlord. The DRA ruled for tenant. Landlord appealed and lost. While DHCR Operational Bulletin 84-4 allows landlords to collect...

Landlord Didn't Prove Base Rent Was Preferential Rent

April 27, 2017    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $808, including interest. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that tenant paid a preferential rent and that the...

Page
of 7Next