UNIT/BUILDING COVERED

Building Rent Stabilized Through Funding from DHCR Housing Trust Fund Corporation

October 30, 2017    

The DRA found that landlord's 69-unit Yonkers building was subject to rent stabilization under the ETPA. Landlord appealed, claiming that construction of the building was completed in 2007, that the building...

Tenant Who Wouldn't Sign Lease Is Still Rent Stabilized

October 28, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that tenant was unregulated, after sending tenant a 30-day termination notice. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized and asked the court to dismiss the case. The court...

Pre-War Building with Sixth Illegal Apartment Was Rent Stabilized

September 27, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict month-to-month tenants, claiming that the building was unregulated. Tenants claimed that the building was rent stabilized and asked the court to dismiss the cases. The court ruled for tenants,...

First Tenant After Base Date Vacancy Was Rent Stabilized

September 24, 2017    

On March 31, 2011, tenant complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge and claimed that his apartment was improperly deregulated. Tenant moved into the apartment in April 2007 at a stated monthly rent of $2,000 and a...

Building Super Was Rent Stabilized After Employment Terminated

September 24, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict the building super after the super's employment was terminated. The super claimed that he was a rent-stabilized tenant and couldn't be evicted. The court ruled for the super and...

Building that Contained at Least Six Apartments Was Rent Stabilized

August 28, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant and claimed the building contained four apartments. Tenant claimed that she was rent stabilized and that the building contained 10 apartments. Tenant said that landlord had...

Building with Six Apartments on 1974 Base Date Was Rent Stabilized

August 25, 2017    

(Decision submitted by David Hershey-Webb of the Manhattan law firm of Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph LLP, attorneys for the tenants.)

Building Receiving RPTL Section 421-g Tax Benefits Subject to Rent Stabilization

August 19, 2017    

Building tenants sued landlord, claiming that they were rent stabilized due to Real Property Tax Law Section 421-g tax benefits received by landlord and/or a low-interest mortgage loan obtained under the Private...

Exemption From Rent Stabilization Ended When Mortgage Was Prepaid

August 19, 2017    

Building tenants sued landlord, claiming that they were subject to rent stabilization and had been overcharged. Landlord claimed that the building was exempt from rent stabilization due to other governmental...

Tenant in Building Converted from Six to Four Apartments Was Rent Stabilized

July 24, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant in four-family dwelling, claiming that tenant was unregulated. The court ruled for landlord based on a settlement agreement signed by tenant. Tenant later asked the court to vacate the...

Tenant Who Switched Apartments Retained Rent-Stabilized Status

July 24, 2017    

Tenant asked the DHCR to rule on whether her apartment was rent stabilized after landlord sent her an unregulated renewal lease that raised her rent by $500 per month. The DRA ruled for tenant and found that the...

Tenant in Building that Once Had More Than Six Apartments Was Rent Stabilized

June 27, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict month-to-month tenant and claimed that tenant was unregulated. Tenant claimed that she was rent stabilized and asked the court to dismiss the case. Landlord argued that there were only five...

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