SUBSTANTIAL REHABILITATION

Tenant Who Relocated Within Building at Landlord's Request Remained Rent Stabilized

October 28, 2019    

Tenant complained that landlord refused to offer her a rent-stabilized renewal lease. The DRA ruled for tenant and directed landlord to give tenant a renewal lease. Landlord appealed and lost. In a separate...

Tenants in Occupancy When DOB Issued Sign-Off Remained Stabilized After Substantial Rehab

September 24, 2019    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling that its building was exempt from rent regulation due to substantial rehabilitation after Jan. 1, 1974. The DRA ruled for landlord but stated that all tenants who lived in the...

Rehabbed Building Wasn't Exempt from Rent Stabilization

September 21, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated month-to-month tenant. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized. Landlord argued that the building was substantially rehabilitated after 1974 and therefore wasn't subject to...

Landlord's Building Work Didn't Qualify as Substantial Rehab

August 26, 2019    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for a ruling on whether its building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the...

Building Exempt from Rent Stabilization Due to Substantial Rehab

May 21, 2019    

Tenant asked the DHCR to determine her apartment's regulatory status. She claimed that she was rent stabilized. Landlord claimed that it bought the building in 1989 and then performed a gut rehabilitation of the...

Eviction Case Stayed Until DHCR Determines If Building Was Substantially Rehabbed

April 25, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated, month-to-month tenant. Tenant claimed that she was rent stabilized although landlord argued that the building was exempt from rent stabilization because the building had been...

Building Was Substantially Rehabilitated

March 19, 2019    

Landlord asked the DHCR to rule on its building's status. Landlord claimed that the building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation after Jan. 1, 1974. The DRA ruled for landlord....

Landlord Claims Building Was Substantially Rehabbed

March 15, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent, claiming that the apartment was unregulated. Landlord argued that the building was substantially rehabilitated in the late 1990s and asked the court to rule in...

Is Building Exempt Due to Substantial Rehab?

February 26, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant and claimed that tenant's building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation. Landlord asked the court to rule on the case without a trial. The court ruled...

Trial Must Determine Whether Building Is Exempt from Rent Stabilization

January 24, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant, claiming that the building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation after Jan. 1, 1974. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized and asked the...

Approval of Substantial Rehab Deregulation Delayed Until DOB Issues New C of O

December 23, 2018    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling that its building was exempt from rent regulation due to a substantial rehabilitation of the building. When landlord bought the building in 2003, it was vacant and completely...

Work Didn't Amount to Substantial Rehab of Building

December 23, 2018    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling in 2002 on a building's status, and claimed that the building was deregulated based on substantial rehabilitation completed between 1989 and 1991. The DHCR ruled against...