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Apartment Was Properly Deregulated Under Rent Act of 2011

May 25, 2021    

Landlord sued to evict tenant. Tenant asked the housing court to dismiss the case, claiming that the apartment had been improperly deregulated. The housing court ruled for tenant. Landlord appealed, and the Appellate...

Proof of IAIs Supported Vacancy Deregulation in 2014

May 25, 2021    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. Tenant moved into the unit in August 2014 at an unregulated rent of $2,500 per month. The apartment had last been registered in 2012 as...

Landlord Proves Apartment Was Vacancy-Deregulated in 2012

May 25, 2021    

Tenant complained in 2015 of rent overcharge and improper apartment deregulation. He also claimed rent fraud by landlord. Tenant paid an unregulated rent of $4,795 when he moved into the apartment in May 2012. The...

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...