UNIT/BUILDING COVERED

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...

Rent-Stabilized Apartment Incorrectly Identified as Co-op Unit

June 24, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant and claimed that tenant's apartment wasn't rent stabilized because it was a cooperative unit. The court ruled against landlord and dismissed the case. Tenant showed that the...

Building Was Rent Stabilized Due to Sixth Apartment in Basement

June 20, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant. Landlord claimed that tenant was unregulated because the building contained fewer than six apartment units. Tenant argued that the building contained six apartments, including one in...

Building's Sixth Unit, Claimed Commercial, Was Used for Residential Purposes

June 17, 2019    

Prior landlord sued to evict tenant. Landlord claimed that tenant's apartment wasn't rent regulated because the building contained fewer than six residential units. At trial, landlord claimed that the...

40-Year Lease for Corporate Tenant Without Named Occupant in Rent-Stabilized Unit Was Void

June 17, 2019    

Landlord sued tenant and asked the court to declare that tenant's lease was illegal and void as against public policy. The court ruled for landlord, declared the lease void, terminated tenant's rights of...

Landlord Must Offer Rent-Stabilized Lease to First Tenant After Temporary Exemption

May 25, 2019    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of improper apartment deregulation and rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that the apartment had been vacancy deregulated by the base rent date. The DHCR denied...

Rent Frozen Since Landlord Didn't Promptly Correct Rent Registrations

May 9, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant after tenant's lease expired. Landlord claimed that tenant's apartment was unregulated, after prior high-rent vacancy deregulation. Tenant claimed that the apartment was...

Landlord Didn't Submit Rent History Records to DRA

April 26, 2019    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $37,400, including interest and triple damages. The DRA set the base date rent-...

Newly Created Apartment Rent Stabilized Due to J-51 Tax Benefits

March 18, 2019    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2014 when monthly rent exceeded $2,500. The DRA ruled against landlord and dismissed the case, finding that the...

Apartment Was Reregulated Due to J-51 Benefits

March 15, 2019    

Tenant sued landlord, claiming rent overcharge and that his apartment was improperly deregulated. Landlord claimed that tenant was barred by the doctrine of collateral estoppel because he didn't participate in...

Amended RSL Provision Concerning Preferential Rent Applied Retroactively

February 26, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant. Tenant claimed that the apartment was rent stabilized. Tenant pointed to Rent Stabilization Law (RSL) Section 26-511(c)(14), which was amended in 2015 to provide an...