UNIT/BUILDING COVERED

Landlord Rented Separated Rooms in Four-Family Dwelling

August 24, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict month-to-month tenant from a four-family residence. Tenant claimed that landlord's court petition improperly described the premises and that he was rent-stabilized because the building...

Apartment Resumed Rent-Stabilized Status After Temporary Exemption

August 24, 2018    

Landlord asked the DHCR to determine the status of tenant's apartment. After an extended period of temporary exemption while the apartment was owned and operated by a not-for-profit hospital that used the unit...

Landlord's Employee Was Rent-Stabilized Tenant

August 12, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict a building employee as a licensee who no longer had permission to live in two apartments that landlord claimed were exempt from rent stabilization. The court ruled against landlord, who...

Tenants in Building Receiving J-51 Tax Benefits Not Subject to Deregulation

July 10, 2018    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenants' rent-stabilized apartment in 2005. The DRA ruled for landlord since tenants' rent was more than $2,000 per month and their household income...

No Deregulation of Tenant Whose Two Apartments Weren't Combined Unit

July 10, 2018    

Landlord applied in 2010 for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's combined apartment unit. The DRA ruled for landlord after the Department of Taxation and Finance (DTF) matched tenant's household...

Building with Converted Garage Unit Contained Six Apartments

June 26, 2018    

The DHCR Rent Administrator made a determination that landlord's building contained six apartments and therefore was subject to rent stabilization. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the building...

Tenant in HDFC Rental Building Was Subject to Rent Stabilization

June 26, 2018    

Tenant asked the DHCR to determine her rent-regulated status. Tenant claimed that the building had been converted in 1973 to an HDFC rental building under Article VIII of the Private Housing Finance Law. Landlord...

SRO Tenant Who Lived in Building More Than Six Months Was Rent Stabilized

June 23, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict SRO hotel occupant, claiming that she was unregulated and that there was no landlord-tenant relationship. The court ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. Trial testimony showed that...

Building That Got HUD Loan Was Rent Stabilized

May 29, 2018    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and that landlord failed to register her apartment as rent stabilized even though the building received J-51 tax benefits. Landlord claimed that the building was exempt from rent...

Apartment Improperly Deregulated Based on Landlord's Fraud

May 26, 2018    

Tenant sued landlord for rent overcharge and improper deregulation of a rent-stabilized apartment. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the complaint because the first claimed overcharge occurred more than four years...

Tenant Who Relocated at Landlord's Request Remained Regulated

May 21, 2018    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for a determination that its building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation. Landlord claimed that the building was a commercial space until renovated for...

10 Illegally Rented Rooms in Two-Family House Are Rent Stabilized

April 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant from two rooms in a two-family house, claiming that tenant was unregulated. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized. The court agreed and dismissed the case. Prior landlord created 10...

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