SUBSTANTIAL REHABILITATION

Appeals Court Upholds DHCR Ruling That Building Was Exempt From Rent Stabilization

May 5, 2021    

In 2012, the DHCR's Rent Administrator determined that landlord's building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation that took place in the late 1980s. Tenants appealed, claiming...

Rent Administrator Must Reconsider Whether Building Was Substantially Rehabbed

April 20, 2021    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for exemption from rent regulation based on substantial rehabilitation of landlord's building. The DRA ruled for landlord, finding that the building was rehabbed in 1981 under...

Landlord Didn't Prove Building Was Substantially Rehabbed

March 24, 2021    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling that its building was exempt from rent regulation due to substantial rehabilitation in 2008. The DRA ruled against landlord. Landlord spent $24,000 to convert a six-unit SRO...

Building That Was 80% Occupied When Work Began Wasn't Substantially Rehabbed

March 23, 2021    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling on a building's rent-regulatory status. Landlord claimed that the building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation performed between February 2016...

Substantial Rehab Exemption Not Effective Until DOB Issued Letter of Completion

February 23, 2021    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for a ruling that its building had been substantially rehabilitated and therefore was exempt from rent stabilization. The DRA ruled for landlord but specified that all tenants who lived...

Landlord Has No Approved DOB Filings to Support Substantial Rehab

February 23, 2021    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for a ruling that its building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation in 2014-2015. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. A DOB job filing...

Landlord Fails to Prove Building Was Substantially Rehabbed

February 23, 2021    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling on a building's rent regulatory status. Landlord claimed that the building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation. The DRA ruled against landlord...

Landlord Can't Prove Building Was Substantially Rehabbed

November 23, 2020    

Landlord applied to the DHCR in November 2018 for a ruling that its building was exempt from rent stabilization based on substantial rehabilitation. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost.

Among...

Landlord Didn't Prove Building Was Substantially Rehabbed

September 25, 2020    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for a ruling that its Brooklyn building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation after Jan. 1, 1974. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost.

No Substantial Rehab Exemption Without DOB Letter of Completion

September 25, 2020    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for a ruling that its building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation after Jan. 1, 1974. Landlord claimed it spent over $1 million to gut-renovate the...

Landlord Didn't Prove Building Was Substantially Rehabbed

August 25, 2020    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling that its building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation after Jan. 1, 1974. Landlord claimed that the building had been vacant since 1978 and that...

Landlord Doesn't Prove Building Exempt Due to Substantial Rehab

August 25, 2020    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling that its building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation after Jan. 1, 1974. Landlord claimed that the building's interior was demolished and...