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Missing DHCR Lease Rider Didn't Preclude Vacancy Deregulation

March 18, 2020    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper apartment deregulation. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that the unit was exempt from rent stabilization due to high-rent deregulation.

Landlord Proved Proper Vacancy Deregulation of Apartment in 2005

March 12, 2020    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and claimed that landlord fraudulently deregulated his apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant and found that the apartment had been properly deregulated before tenant moved in....

Landlord Proved Apartment Was Legally Deregulated in 2010

February 20, 2020    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that the apartment had been vacancy deregulated in a legal manner. Tenant appealed and lost. The...

Apartment Was Vacancy Deregulated Before Tenant Moved In

February 20, 2020    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge and claimed that his apartment had been improperly deregulated. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. When tenant moved in on April 15, 2016, he paid...

Vacancy Deregulated Apartment Not Reregulated by HSTPA

February 15, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that tenant's apartment was exempt from rent stabilization due to high-rent vacancy. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized. The court ruled against tenant, who...

Project-Based Section 8 Building Is Exempt from Rent Stabilization

February 13, 2020    

Tenant complained to the DHCR that services had been reduced in his apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed, and argued that the apartment and building weren't rent stabilized...

Apartment Deregulated Before June 14, 2019, Not Reregulated by HSTPA

December 19, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant. The court granted tenant's request to dismiss the case without trial. Landlord appealed and won. Before moving out, prior tenant had a one-year lease from August 2013...

Apartment Properly Became Exempt Under Vacancy Deregulation

November 20, 2019    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. DHCR records showed that, prior to 1990, the apartment was rent...

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.)