Landlord v. Tenant: February 2018


Court Applies Law Retroactively to Find Apartment Was Improperly Deregulated

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant after tenant's lease expired. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized and had been overcharged. The court ruled for tenant. Rent Stabilization Law (RSL) Section 26-511(c)(14), as amended effective June 15, 2015, requires that the rent prior to a vacancy exceed $2,500 in order for the next tenant to be deregulated.

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