UNIT/BUILDING COVERED

UNIT/BUILDING COVERED

Apartment Was Improperly Deregulated After Base Date Vacancy

November 12, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that tenant's apartment was deregulated. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized. The court ruled for tenant and dismissed the case. Landlord appealed and lost. The...

Apartment Was Improperly Deregulated Based on Disallowed IAI Costs

September 25, 2018    

Former tenant sued landlord, claiming rent overcharge and improper apartment deregulation. Tenant also sued individual officers of the owner entity, the managing agent, and one of landlord's employees, claiming...

Apartment Listed as Medical Office on C of O Was Rent Stabilized

September 24, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict apartment tenant, claiming that the unit wasn't rent regulated because it wasn't designed for residential use. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized. The court ruled for tenant and...

Unit Formerly Covered by Loft Law Was Rent Stabilized

September 20, 2018    

Tenant sued landlord, claiming that his loft unit was rent stabilized. The unit was located in a deregulated Interim Multiple Dwelling (IMD). The original Loft Law tenant had previously assigned his lease and...

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...