UNIT/BUILDING COVERED

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...

Commercial Tenant's Residential Use Made Building Rent Stabilized

June 24, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant and claimed that the building was unregulated because it contained fewer than six apartments. Landlord claimed that the building contained four apartments but once contained a fifth...

Building That Once Had Six Apartments Was Rent Stabilized

May 30, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant and claimed that tenant was unregulated because the building contained fewer than six apartments. Tenant claimed that the building contained more than six apartments and the case should...

Building That Briefly Contained Sixth Illegal Apartment Was Rent Stabilized

May 25, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict month-to-month tenants of four apartments. Landlord claimed that tenants were unregulated. Tenants asked the court to dismiss the cases, claiming that they were rent stabilized. The court ruled...

Landlord Added Sixth Illegal Apartment

April 28, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict two building tenants, claiming that they were unregulated. Tenants claimed that they were rent stabilized. The court ruled for tenants and dismissed the case. The building currently contained...

Building Converted from Six to Four Apartments Remained Rent Stabilized

April 28, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that the apartment was unregulated. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized and asked the court to dismiss the case without a trial. The court ruled for tenant. Before 1974...

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