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Rent Reduction Order Revoked Because Building Was Exempt

March 29, 2021    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in services at her apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord then filed an Article 78 court appeal and argued that the apartment wasn't...

Former Employee of Temporarily Exempt Unit Didn't Become Rent Stabilized

March 29, 2021    

Tenant complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to offer him a rent-stabilized lease. Tenant had moved into the apartment in 1992 and never had a lease. His occupancy was conditioned on his employment with the...

No Indication Found of Fraudulent Scheme to Deregulate Apartment

March 25, 2021    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that the apartment was high-rent vacancy-deregulated in 2000. Tenant appealed, based on a number...

Tenant Contesting Removal of Utility Credit Wasn't Rent Stabilized

February 24, 2021    

Tenant complained to the DHCR that landlord failed to offer her a renewal lease on the same terms and conditions as her expiring lease, and had taken away a utility credit that was part of her original lease term....

Limitations on Vacancy Increase Under Rent Act of 2015 Didn't Apply

February 24, 2021    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of her apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant, finding the legal rent to be $1,750 per month. Landlord appealed and argued that prior tenant paid $2,188....

Apartment Was Properly Deregulated in 2009 Due to Base-Date Vacancy

February 24, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant in 2018 and ordered landlord to refund $6,150, including triple damages. Landlord appealed, and the DHCR sent the case back to the DRA in...

Former Dental Office Converted to Apartment in 2015 Became Deregulated

February 23, 2021    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant, finding the apartment to be rent stabilized and directing landlord to refund $35,392, including interest....

Landlord Showed No Proof of Vacancy Deregulation in 2007

January 25, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant. Tenant claimed that his apartment had been improperly deregulated and that he was overcharged. The trial court ruled against landlord and dismissed the case. Landlord...

Landlord Proved Vacancy Deregulation of Apartment in 2010

January 25, 2021    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of improper apartment deregulation and rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against tenant after reviewing landlord's documentation of individual apartment improvements (IAIs) and...

Apartment Was Lawfully Deregulated

January 25, 2021    

Tenant complained to the DHCR in 2015 of improper deregulation of his apartment and rent overcharge. The DHCR ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Tenant then filed an Article 78 court appeal of the DHCR'...

Project-Based Section 8 Building Wasn't Subject to Rent Stabilization

December 21, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict project-based Section 8 tenant for violating her lease because she continually refused to supply information concerning her household composition and eligibility factors. Tenant claimed that...

Apartment Was Properly Vacancy Deregulated in 2013

December 14, 2020    

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