Landlord v. Tenant: October 2014
Rent Stabilization: Building Substantially Rehabbed Was Exempt from Stabilization
Landlord sued to evict an unregulated tenant. Tenant claimed that he was subject to rent stabilization. The trial court ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Landlord showed that prior landlord substantially rehabilitated the building after Jan. 1, 1974, spending over $319,000 to convert the class "B" SRO building into a class "A" multiple dwelling.