UNIT/BUILDING COVERED

UNIT/BUILDING COVERED

First Tenant After Rent Control Was Rent Stabilized

December 25, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant for nonpayment of rent. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized. The court ruled for tenant. The prior tenant was rent controlled. Tenant moved into the apartment on June...

Landlord Corrected Rent Registrations

December 24, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge and claimed fraud by landlord. The DRA found a total rent overcharge of $1,680, including interest. Tenant appealed and lost. Landlord had previously registered...

Subtenant Becomes Rent-Stabilized Tenant Based on Illusory Tenancy

November 27, 2018    

Subtenant sued landlord, claiming that he was rent stabilized and that landlord overcharged him. He claimed that the apartment had an illusory prime tenant. The court ruled for tenant, finding that he was the...

Apartment Was Improperly Deregulated After Base Date Vacancy

November 12, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that tenant's apartment was deregulated. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized. The court ruled for tenant and dismissed the case. Landlord appealed and lost. The...

Apartment Was Improperly Deregulated Based on Disallowed IAI Costs

September 25, 2018    

Former tenant sued landlord, claiming rent overcharge and improper apartment deregulation. Tenant also sued individual officers of the owner entity, the managing agent, and one of landlord's employees, claiming...

Apartment Listed as Medical Office on C of O Was Rent Stabilized

September 24, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict apartment tenant, claiming that the unit wasn't rent regulated because it wasn't designed for residential use. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized. The court ruled for tenant and...

Unit Formerly Covered by Loft Law Was Rent Stabilized

September 20, 2018    

Tenant sued landlord, claiming that his loft unit was rent stabilized. The unit was located in a deregulated Interim Multiple Dwelling (IMD). The original Loft Law tenant had previously assigned his lease and...

Landlord Rented Separated Rooms in Four-Family Dwelling

August 24, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict month-to-month tenant from a four-family residence. Tenant claimed that landlord's court petition improperly described the premises and that he was rent-stabilized because the building...

Apartment Resumed Rent-Stabilized Status After Temporary Exemption

August 24, 2018    

Landlord asked the DHCR to determine the status of tenant's apartment. After an extended period of temporary exemption while the apartment was owned and operated by a not-for-profit hospital that used the unit...

Landlord's Employee Was Rent-Stabilized Tenant

August 12, 2018    

Landlord sued to evict a building employee as a licensee who no longer had permission to live in two apartments that landlord claimed were exempt from rent stabilization. The court ruled against landlord, who...

Tenants in Building Receiving J-51 Tax Benefits Not Subject to Deregulation

July 10, 2018    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenants' rent-stabilized apartment in 2005. The DRA ruled for landlord since tenants' rent was more than $2,000 per month and their household income...

No Deregulation of Tenant Whose Two Apartments Weren't Combined Unit

July 10, 2018    

Landlord applied in 2010 for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's combined apartment unit. The DRA ruled for landlord after the Department of Taxation and Finance (DTF) matched tenant's household...