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Landlord Can't Remove Tenants' Association from Community Room

July 11, 2014    

Landlord cooperative corporation sued to eject tenants' association from the community room of a rent-stabilized building. Tenants asked the court to dismiss the case while landlord asked the court to compel...

Landlord Who Modifies Parking Area Must Still Provide Play Areas

March 23, 2014    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to modify parking service at three adjoining buildings. Landlord wanted to move existing outdoor parking to parking spaces in new outdoor parking areas to be created. Landlord...

Garage Space Is Essential Service

November 14, 2013    

Rent-controlled tenant complained of rent overcharge after landlord increased the rent on his ancillary garage space from $64.75 per month to $135 per month. Landlord claimed that the apartment's 1962 lease didn...

Landlord Can't Add Underground Parking or Replace Courtyard

February 8, 2013    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to modify required services by building an underground parking facility four feet below the building complex courtyard, with 105 parking spaces that would be available for...

Landlord Can Switch to Individual Gas Metering

February 7, 2013    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to convert from master gas metering for cooking gas to individual gas metering. The DRA ruled for landlord on the condition that tenants receive a $35 permanent monthly rent...

Landlord Can't Replace Third Gateman with Intercom

February 5, 2013    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to reduce three gateman shifts to two shifts after it installed a new intercom system at the building. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding no compelling reason for the...

Landlord Can Convert to Automatic Elevators

February 4, 2013    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to convert a manually operated passenger elevator to an automatic one. The DRA ruled against landlord because the new CCTV/security system that landlord installed in connection...

Landlord Seeks Reduction in Building Services

November 13, 2012    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to reduce the existing hours of the building concierge, porter, and super and to modify mail delivery and garbage collection services. The DRA ruled for landlord, ordered...