UNIT/BUILDING COVERED

Landlord Didn't Prove Apartment Was Vacancy Deregulated

January 25, 2024    

Tenant asked the DHCR for a ruling on the regulatory status of his apartment, as well as the legal rent. Landlord claimed that the unit was properly deregulated based on high-rent vacancy in 2011 when an exit...

Tenant's Apartment Not Subject to Deregulation When J-51 Tax Benefits Expired

December 20, 2023    

Landlord sued tenant in State Supreme Court after sending tenant a termination notice before her one-year lease ended. Landlord claimed that tenant failed to vacate the apartment and sought to recover damages for...

Unit Rented by Nonprofit for Supportive Housing Was Subject to Rent Stabilization

November 26, 2023    

Landlord sued apartment tenant, which was a nonprofit organization that rented the unit to provide supportive housing to its occupant. Landlord sought a declaratory judgment that the apartment wasn't rent...

Tenant Remained Rent Stabilized After Transfer to Deregulated Apartment

November 21, 2023    

Tenant complained to the DHCR in 2021 of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $13,950, including triple damages and minus a partial refund. The DRA also directed landlord to offer...

Apartment Was Rent Stabilized Absent Proof of Deregulation

November 21, 2023    

Tenant complained to the DHCR in 2018 of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of her apartment. The DRA found no overcharge but did find that the apartment was rent stabilized. Landlord had failed to register...

Vacancy Deregulation Didn't Apply When Rent Threshold Reached by Addition of Co-Tenant

October 27, 2023    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper apartment deregulation. The DRA ruled for tenant, found that he was rent stabilized, and directed landlord to refund $17,446, including triple damages. Landlord...

Unit Didn't Become Deregulated by Rent Increase Resulting from Adding New Co-Tenant

October 26, 2023    

Landlord sued to evict tenants, claiming they were deregulated. The court disagreed and dismissed landlord's claim. Landlord appealed and lost. Tenant and prior co-tenant had moved into the rent-stabilized...

Prior Ruling That Building Was Part of HMD Barred Claim Apartments Were Unregulated

October 24, 2023    

In 2022, a Westchester County landlord filed two Administrative Determination requests with the DHCR concerning two separate apartments in a building at 2 Morningside Avenue. Landlord pointed out that it also owned 1...

Prior Court Ruling Established That Tenants Were Subject to Rent Stabilization

September 25, 2023    

Two tenants sued landlord, claiming that their apartments were rent stabilized, seeking rulings on the legal regulated rents for their apartments and issuance of renewal leases. The court ruled for tenants. Prior...

Tenant of Improperly Deregulated Apartment Entitled to Rent-Stabilized Renewal Lease

September 24, 2023    

Tenant complained to the DHCR that he was rent stabilized and that landlord had refused to renew his lease. He claimed that landlord had illegally deregulated the apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant. Landlord...

Landlord Can't Seek Rent Regulation Exemption Ruling Before DHCR After Court Ruling

September 22, 2023    

Tenant applied to the DHCR in 2015 for a ruling on her rent regulatory status. She had moved into Apt. 3F in  2013 at a monthly rent of $3,950, and landlord claimed that she was unregulated. The DRA ruled for...

Tenants in Building Substantially Rehabbed Under HDC Agreement Remained Rent Stabilized

August 28, 2023    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for a ruling on the rent regulatory status of its building. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, finding that the building was exempt from rent stabilization based on substantial...