UNIT/BUILDING COVERED

No Deregulation Where Renewal Lease Still in Effect After HSTPA Enacted

August 26, 2020    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2017. On Sept. 7, 2018, the DRA ruled for landlord based on tenant's admission that his annual household income...

Apartment Improperly Deregulated in 2002 Was Rent Stabilized

August 25, 2020    

Tenant asked the DHCR for a ruling on the rent-regulated status of her apartment. Tenant claimed that landlord had fraudulently deregulated the apartment. Landlord claimed that the apartment had been vacancy...

New Rent-Stabilized Apartment Created When Tenants Combined Two Units

August 18, 2020    

Tenants sued landlord in 2016, claiming improper deregulation and rent overcharge. Tenants also sought an injunction to stop landlord from engaging in claimed deceptive business practices in violation of General...

Deregulation Order Revoked Based on Lease in Effect on June 14, 2019

March 11, 2020    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2018. The DRA ruled for landlord based on tenant's failure to answer the notice of the application and to...

Super Became Rent-Stabilized Tenant When Employment Ended

February 13, 2020    

Tenant asked the DHCR to rule on whether he was rent stabilized. The DRA ruled for tenant, finding that the apartment was rent stabilized and that the legal rent was $400 per month. Landlord appealed and lost. The...

Apartment Was Rent Stabilized Despite Settlement Agreement to the Contrary

January 29, 2020    

Tenant sued landlord after landlord refused to renew his lease, seeking a determination that he was rent stabilized and had been overcharged. The court ruled for tenant, and landlord appealed.

No Substantial Rehab Proved Without New C of O

December 17, 2019    

Landlord asked the DHCR to rule on whether its building was exempt from rent stabilization. Landlord claimed that the building was substantially rehabilitated after Jan. 1, 1974, by work done in 2015-2016. The DRA...

Building Converted to Six or More Dwelling Units After 1974

November 21, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that tenant was unregulated. Tenant argued that he was rent stabilized and asked the court to dismiss the case. The court ruled against tenant, who appealed and won. Tenant had...

Questions of Fact Require Trial on Whether Apartment Was Unregulated

November 21, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent, claiming that the apartment was unregulated. Tenant, in turn, claimed that he was rent stabilized and that there was a rent overcharge. The court denied landlord...

Apartment Wasn't Lawfully Deregulated Before June 14, 2019

October 28, 2019    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge, improper deregulation, and landlord's failure to offer him a rent-stabilized renewal lease. The DRA ruled for tenant on all counts and ordered landlord to refund $4,448 to...

Four-Apartment Building Actually Contained 10 SRO Units

October 21, 2019    

Landlord asked the DHCR for a ruling on whether its building contained fewer than six dwelling units. Landlord submitted a 1988 Certificate of Occupancy from DOB listing the building as having four apartments, a...

Landlord's Eviction Papers Prove Building Had at Least Six Units

October 21, 2019    

Tenant claimed that she was rent stabilized and asked the DHCR to make a ruling on the building's status. Landlord claimed that the building contained fewer than six apartments and therefore wasn't subject to...