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Rent-Stabilized Apartment Was Lawfully Deregulated in 2015

October 28, 2019    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper apartment deregulation. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Tenant moved into the apartment in June 2015. Prior tenant's lawful rent was $1,993...

Non-Purchasing Tenants in Former Mitchell-Lama Building Weren't Rent Stabilized

October 28, 2019    

Nonpurchasing tenants in a cooperative building complex sued landlord co-op corporation, claiming that they were rent stabilized. The court ruled against tenants, who appealed and lost. The complex didn't become...

Roommate of Prior Tenant Was Offered Proper Deregulated Vacancy Lease

October 21, 2019    

Tenant complained in 2016 of rent overcharge and unlawful deregulation of her apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Tenant moved into the unit in 2020 at a legal regulated rent of $2,249 per...

Rent-Stabilized Apartment Was Vacancy Deregulated in 2010

October 21, 2019    

(Decision submitted by Mary D. Milone of the Manhattan law firm of Borah, Goldstein, Altschuler, Nahins & Goidel, P.C., attorneys for the landlord.)

Apartment Occupied by Deceased Landlord's Daughter Was Temporarily Exempt

September 24, 2019    

Landlord, the building's trustee, asked the DHCR to determine whether an apartment in the building was temporarily exempt from rent stabilization due to owner occupancy. The DRA ruled that, since the apartment...

Rent-Stabilized Apartment Was Vacancy Deregulated Before Tenants Moved In

August 27, 2019    

Unregulated tenants complained that they were rent stabilized, that their apartment was improperly deregulated in 2011 due to landlord fraud, and that they had been overcharged. The DRA ruled against tenants, who...

Tenant Moved to Deregulated Apartment in Landlord's Other Building

July 22, 2019    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge, improper deregulation of her apartment, and failure to offer a rent-stabilized lease. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Tenant had lived in a rent-stabilized...

Landlord Proved IAIs Resulted in Apartment's Vacancy Deregulation

July 13, 2019    

Tenant sued landlord and prior landlord, claiming rent overcharge and improper deregulation of a rent-stabilized apartment. The court ruled for tenant, finding that the cost of individual apartment improvements (IAIs...

Change in Tenant's Corporate Entity Resulted in Vacancy Deregulation

July 13, 2019    

(Decision submitted by Paul N. Gruber, of the Manhattan law firm of Borah, Goldstein, Altschuler, Nahins & Goidel, P.C., attorneys for the landlord.)

Tenant's Apartment Was Properly Deregulated

May 23, 2019    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. The base date rent charged to prior rent-stabilized tenant was $1,124....

Landlord Properly Set First Deregulated Rent After Commercial Use

May 22, 2019    

Unregulated tenant complained to the DHCR of improper deregulation and rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Tenant moved into the apartment in January 2018 at an initial rent of $3,...

Newly Created Apartment Was Deregulated When Tenant Moved In

April 26, 2019    

Unregulated tenant complained in 2016 of rent overcharge and improper apartment deregulation. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Prior landlord performed a gut renovation at the vacant building in...