UNIT/BUILDING COVERED

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...

Hotel Tenant in Occupancy at Least Six Months Is Rent Stabilized

April 22, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that she was unregulated. Tenant claimed that she was a hotel-stabilized permanent tenant under Rent Stabilization Code Section 2520.6(j). The court ruled for tenant and...

Tenant Moved in While Rent Reduction Order Was in Effect

April 22, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant for nonpayment of rent in March 2016. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized and had been overcharged. The court denied tenant's request to dismiss the case. Tenant...

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...

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