UNIT/BUILDING COVERED

Landlord Improperly Deregulated Apartment While Building Received J-51 Benefits

November 22, 2022    

Tenant sought a ruling that his apartment had been improperly deregulated. The DRA ruled for tenant, and landlord appealed and lost. Landlord then filed an Article 78 court appeal. The DHCR agreed to take the case...

Illegal Units in Landlord's Building Are Subject to Rent Stabilization

October 25, 2022    

New landlord sued to evict the last three remaining tenants in its building. Landlord claimed that the apartments couldn't be subject to rent stabilization because they were illegal apartments under NYC Admin....

Landlord Didn't Prove Apartment Was Properly Vacancy-Deregulated

September 26, 2022    

Tenant asked the DHCR in 2018 for an administrative determination (AD) that his apartment was subject to rent stabilization. In response, landlord claimed that the unit had been vacancy-deregulated. 

The...

Landlord Must Give Improperly Deregulated Tenant a Rent-Stabilized Lease

July 19, 2022    

Tenant complained to the DHCR that his apartment had been illegally deregulated and that landlord refused to renew his lease. Landlord argued that, while prior landlord owned the building, a subtenant moved into the...

DHCR Proceeding to Determine Regulatory Status Incorrectly Considered Rent Overcharge

July 19, 2022    

Tenant asked the DHCR to determine her apartment's rent-regulatory status and set the legal rent. She had lived in the unit since 2008 and claimed that it had been improperly deregulated. Landlord claimed that...

Landlord Can't Amend 2019 Rent Registration

July 18, 2022    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to amend the 2019 rent registration for Apt. 54 in its building. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that it mistakenly registered the...

Pre-1974 Building That Now Contains Six Apartments Is Rent Stabilized

July 18, 2022    

Tenant asked the DHCR in 2020 for a ruling on whether she was rent stabilized. Tenant had lived in the building since 2011, claimed that the building was constructed prior to 1974, and currently contained a store and...

Appeals Court Upholds DHCR Explanatory Addenda Applying Post-HSTPA Repeal of Luxury Deregulation

June 16, 2022    

In separate DHCR proceedings, landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of three rent-stabilized apartments. In each case, the DRA issued an order of deregulation, which explained that the units each...

Tenants of Illegally Converted Building Are Rent Stabilized

May 25, 2022    

Building tenants sued landlord, claiming that they were rent stabilized and seeking correction of violations. When landlord bought the building in 2018, it contained eight residential units, including three SRO units...

DHCR Complied with HSTPA by Dismissing Pending LD Applications

May 17, 2022    

Landlord filed three separate applications for high-rent/high-income deregulation of apartments in its building in 2018. In November 2019, the DRA dismissed all three applications based on the June 14, 2019,...

Hospital Employee Permitted to Stay in Apartment After Employment Ended Became Rent Stabilized

April 15, 2022    

Tenant asked the DHCR to determine the rent-regulated status of her apartment. Tenant said landlord never gave her a lease but that she moved into the unit in September 2008 at a monthly rent of $800 under an...

Conversion from Six to Five Apartments Didn't Remove Building from Rent Stabilization

April 15, 2022    

Tenant asked the DHCR to rule on her apartment's rent regulatory status. Tenant claimed that she was rent stabilized. Landlord argued that the building was unregulated because, although it previously contained...