UNIT/BUILDING COVERED

1991 Rent Reduction Order Prevented Vacancy Deregulation of Apartment

December 22, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenants for nonpayment of rent. Tenants claimed that they were rent stabilized and asked the court to dismiss the case. They also claimed rent overcharge, and sought attorney's...

HPD Regulatory Agreement Didn't Exempt Building from Rent Stabilization

December 21, 2021    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge. Landlord claimed that the apartment wasn't rent stabilized because the building's mortgage Subordination Agreement and Regulatory Agreement with the City of...

Landlord Improperly Deregulated Apartment in 421-g Building

December 21, 2021    

Tenant complained to the DHCR that her apartment was unlawfully deregulated while receiving Section 421-g tax benefits and that she was overcharged. Tenant moved into the unit on Jan. 15, 2015, and paid $3,164 per...

Tenants Without J-51 Lease Riders Remain Rent Stabilized

December 21, 2021    

Tenant asked the DHCR for a ruling on her rent stabilization status in 2014 after landlord sent notice that the apartment was no longer subject to rent stabilization due to expiration of the building's J-51 tax...

Two-Family House Was Converted to Illegal Six-Unit SRO

November 22, 2021    

In 2019, two tenants asked the DHCR in separate applications to rule on their apartments' regulatory status and to set the legal rent. The DRA ruled for tenants and found that their units were rent stabilized....

DHCR Deemed Renewal Lease for Tenant Who Had None on Date of Deregulation Order

November 22, 2021    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of rent-stabilized tenant's apartment in 2016. In April 2019, the DRA ruled for landlord based on its finding that tenant's total annual household...

Apartment Rented in 1998 After Period of Temporary Exemption Was Rent Stabilized

November 22, 2021    

Tenant complained to the DHCR in 2016 that her apartment had been improperly deregulated and that she was overcharged. The DRA ruled for tenant and found that the unit was subject to rent stabilization. Landlord...

No Vacancy Deregulation for Apartment Based on Rent Act of 2015

November 22, 2021    

Tenant complained to the DHCR in 2017 of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. The DRA found no overcharge but ruled that the apartment was rent stabilized. When tenant moved in on Aug. 1, 2017...

Vacancy Lease for Tenant and New Co-Tenant Didn't Cause Vacancy Deregulation

November 17, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that the apartment was unregulated. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case and argued that she was rent stabilized. Tenant moved into the unit in 2013 under a rent-...

DHCR Rejects Landlord's Claim That New Apartment Was Lawfully Created and Deregulated

July 23, 2021    

Tenant complained in 2015 of rent overcharge and improper apartment deregulation. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $11,494, including interest. The DRA disallowed landlord's claimed $45,000...

Deregulation Applications Filed in 2019 Dismissed Due to HSTPA

July 23, 2021    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of three rent-stabilized apartments in its building in May 2019. The DRA dismissed the applications in August 2019, noting that the Housing Stability and Tenant...

Rent History Records Must Be Kept to Prove How Apartment Was Deregulated

June 21, 2021    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant and ruled that the apartment wasn't deregulated, the four-year base rent date was March 4, 2013, the base...