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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...

Landlord Proved Rent Was Properly Deregulated

April 26, 2019    

Unregulated tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of her apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. The base rent date for tenant's complaint was in October 2012....

Apartment Rented by Nonprofit Temporarily Exempt from Rent Stabilization

April 26, 2019    

(Decision submitted by Tony Subraj, Vice President of Zara Realty, which represented the landlord.)

Pre-Base Date Lease Shows Apartment Was Deregulated

April 26, 2019    

Unregulated tenants complained of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of their apartment. Landlord argued that, on the January 2011 base date, the apartment was already lawfully deregulated and that there was...

Landlord Proved Apartment Was Deregulated Before Tenant Moved In

April 25, 2019    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. The DHCR ruled against tenant, finding that his apartment had been vacancy deregulated. Tenant filed an Article 78 court...

Deregulated Apartment Remained Exempt Even If Rent Went Below Deregulation Threshold

April 25, 2019    

Unregulated Nassau County tenant complained that she was rent stabilized. Landlord argued that the apartment had been vacancy deregulated by 2007 and was therefore exempt from the ETPA. The DRA ruled against tenant...