UNIT/BUILDING COVERED

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...

Landlord Can't Prove Apartment Became Deregulated After 1993 Fire

March 6, 2017    

Landlord asked the DHCR to determine whether tenant’s apartment was rent stabilized, arguing that the apartment should be exempt. Landlord claimed that: (1) the apartment was vacant from 1993 to 2003 following...

HUD-Subsidized Building Still Subject to Rent Stabilization

February 27, 2017    

Landlord sued to evict tenant’s husband after tenant died. Landlord claimed in its court papers that tenant’s apartment was not rent stabilized. Instead, landlord claimed that the apartment was federally...

DHCR Sets Rent-Stabilized Rent by Deeming Renewal Increases from 1984 Forward

February 22, 2017    

Landlord claimed that a vacant apartment was permanently exempt from rent stabilization and asked the DHCR to determine the legal rent. Landlord claimed that there were limited rent history records due to prior...

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