UNIT/BUILDING COVERED

421-A Building with Fewer Than Six Apartments Is Rent Stabilized

March 27, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant of three-family dwelling, claiming that tenant was unregulated because tenant moved in after June 1974. Tenant claimed that she was rent stabilized. The court ruled for tenant and...

Registration Records Show Rent Never Reached Deregulation Threshold

March 27, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that tenant was an unregulated month-to-month tenant. Tenant claimed that she was rent stabilized and asked the court to dismiss the case. The court ruled for tenant. Landlord...

Landlord Who Converted Building for Owner Occupancy Didn't Prove Exemption from Rent Stabilization

March 22, 2018    

Landlord asked the DHCR to rule on whether his building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation after the Tenant Protection Unit (TPU) questioned why landlord hadn't filed annual rent...

Building Remained Rent Stabilized Even If Number of Apartments Reduced

February 22, 2018    

Tenant asked the DHCR to determine the rent regulatory status of her apartment building. Landlord claimed that the building was exempt. The DRA ruled that the building was rent stabilized because it was constructed...

Tenant Didn't Become Deregulated When His Corporate Entity Changed

February 13, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict deregulated tenant. Landlord claimed that the apartment became vacant after the building's 421-a tax benefits expired and that, therefore, the apartment wasn't subject to rent...

Three-Family Dwelling Had Five Separate Tenant Accommodations in One Apartment

January 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenants of five rooms in a three-family multiple dwelling built before 1974. Tenants claimed that they were rent stabilized because there were six or more apartments in the building. Tenants...

Court Applies Amended Law Retroactively, Finds Apartment Was Improperly Deregulated

January 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant after tenant's lease expired on May 31, 2017. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized and asked the court to dismiss the case. The court ruled for tenant. Tenant moved...

Apartment Remained Rent Stabilized Due to 1993 Rent Reduction Order

January 17, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant for nonpayment of rent. Tenant claimed that she was rent stabilized and pointed out that the DHCR had issued a rent reduction order in 1993, which remained in effect since...

Court Applies Law Retroactively to Find Apartment Was Improperly Deregulated

January 17, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant after tenant's lease expired. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized and had been overcharged. The court ruled for tenant. Rent Stabilization Law (RSL) Section 26-511...

Former Rent-Controlled Apartment Was Vacancy Deregulated

January 16, 2018    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. Landlord claimed that the apartment had been deregulated. The DHCR ruled for tenant, and landlord filed an Article 78 court appeal. The court ruled against landlord and found...

Building with Two Illegal Apartments Was Rent Stabilized

December 20, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant from a three- to five-family home. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized and asked the court to dismiss the case because the building actually contained six apartments....

Tenant in House Illegally Converted to More Than Six Units Is Rent Stabilized

December 19, 2017    

Landlord of two-family house sued to evict unregulated month-to-month tenant. The court ruled for landlord upon inquest after tenant failed to appear in court. Tenant later asked the court to reopen the case and...

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