UNIT/BUILDING COVERED

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...

Insufficient Proof of Prior Vacancy Deregulation

April 27, 2017    

Tenant complained that landlord didn't offer him a rent-stabilized renewal lease. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to renew the lease. Landlord appealed and claimed that the apartment wasn’t...

Proved Costs for IAIs Insufficient to Result in Deregulation

April 26, 2017    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant, finding that the apartment was rent stabilized. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that, following a 2009 vacancy, it made individual apartment...

Occupants Referred to SRO Housing by HRA Became Rent Stabilized After 30 Days

April 25, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict three single room occupancy (SRO) occupants, claiming that they were unregulated licensees. The court ruled against landlord, finding that the occupants were permanent residents under the Rent...

Building Was Rent Stabilized Due to Illegal Sixth Apartment

March 30, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict month-to-month tenant and claimed that the building was unregulated because it contained fewer than six apartments. Tenant claimed that the building had six apartments and that she therefore...

Tenant Didn't Receive J-51 Rider with Every Renewal Lease

March 28, 2017    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. Landlord argued that tenant was no longer rent stabilized after the expiration of the building’s J-51 tax benefits in 1996, and that tenant’s initial and relevant...

Apartments Occupied by Nonprofit Without Sublet to Affiliated Tenants Not Exempt from Stabilization

March 28, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant from four rent-stabilized apartments in the same building, after refusing to renew tenant’s leases. Landlord claimed that the apartments were exempt from rent stabilization because...

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