UNIT/BUILDING COVERED

Apartment Wasn't Lawfully Deregulated Before June 14, 2019

October 28, 2019    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge, improper deregulation, and landlord's failure to offer him a rent-stabilized renewal lease. The DRA ruled for tenant on all counts and ordered landlord to refund $4,448 to...

Four-Apartment Building Actually Contained 10 SRO Units

October 21, 2019    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling on whether its building contained fewer than six dwelling units. Landlord submitted a 1988 Certificate of Occupancy from DOB listing the building as having four apartments, a...

Landlord's Eviction Papers Prove Building Had at Least Six Units

October 21, 2019    

Tenant claimed that she was rent stabilized and asked the DHCR to make a ruling on the building's status. Landlord claimed that the building contained fewer than six apartments and therefore wasn't subject to...

Tenant Whose Building Contained Seven Units Was Rent Stabilized

October 21, 2019    

Tenant asked the DHCR to decide if she was rent stabilized. Tenant claimed that the building currently contained seven units, that previously landlord combined two apartments to create one unit, and that two other...

Tenant Showed Building Had Eight Apartments Before Jan. 1, 1974

October 21, 2019    

Tenant asked the DHCR to determine whether he was subject to rent stabilization. Landlord claimed that the building contained fewer than six units. But tenant claimed that the building was constructed in 1930 and...

Two-Family House Was Illegally Altered into Two Apartments and Five Furnished Rooms

October 21, 2019    

Tenant asked the DHCR to determine whether his apartment was rent stabilized. He claimed that the building had seven dwelling units. Landlord argued that the two-family house never had seven units, and that DOB never...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant Didn't Receive 421-a Lease Riders

October 21, 2019    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2017. The DRA ruled against landlord because the apartment was rent regulated due to building's receipt of Real...

Rent-Stabilized Apartment Was Lawfully Deregulated Before June 14, 2019

October 21, 2019    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's apartment in 2016. The DRA ruled for landlord because the NY State Dept. of Taxation and Finance (DTF) verified that tenant's annual...

Tenant in 421-a Building Not Subject to Deregulation

October 21, 2019    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2016. Landlord advised the DHCR that the building was constructed after Jan. 1, 1974, and was rent stabilized...

Landlord Submits Insufficient Proof That Building Is Exempt from Stabilization

September 24, 2019    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a determination that its building wasn't subject to rent stabilization. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the building was vacant from 1989...

Rent-Stabilized Apartment Was Improperly Deregulated

July 22, 2019    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper apartment deregulation. The DRA ruled for tenant, finding that the apartment was rent stabilized and ordering landlord to refund a total overcharge of $827, including...

Building Receiving 421-g Tax Benefits Not Subject to Luxury Deregulation

July 13, 2019    

Tenants in a building that received Real Property Tax Law (RPTL) 421-g tax benefits sued landlord, and asked the court to declare that they were rent stabilized. The court ruled for tenants. Landlord appealed, and...