The rent regulation system (both rent control and rent stabilization) is an albatross to landlords and as a result those landlords are often looking for any way to free themselves from the confinement of the regulatory system. For decades now, individual landlords have concocted schemes ...
November 25, 2013Joshua C. Price
A recent decision of the Appellate Division, First Department will make it even easier for tenants to avoid the four year statute of limitations in rent overcharge cases. What ...
November 22, 2013Joshua C. Price
New York’s highest court – The Court of Appeals – recently ventured into the arcane world of rent regulation and issued a surprising decision awarding succession rights ...
November 21, 2013Joshua C. Price
Yesterday the Appellate Division, First Department released its decision in the case of 72A Realty Associates v. Lucas, 2012 N.Y. Slip Op. 08241 (1st Dept 2012) and in so doing has dramatically reshaped the landscape of rent overcharge cases. The statute of limitations has ...
December 5, 2012Joshua C. Price
Many superintendents (hereinafter "super") in New York City are compensated for their work by receiving "free" apartments in buildings that if on the open market would command a very high rent. In many owner-super relationships the landlord allows the super to reside in the subject apartment ...
October 29, 2012Joshua C. Price
The Appellate Division, First Department released a decision in the case of In re London Terrace Gardens v. City of New York, 2012 NY Slip Op 07078 (1st Dept. 2012) that resolved a question debated by landlords since the Court of Appeals released its ...
October 24, 2012Joshua C. Price
I have written a lot about rent overcharge cases and the applicability of the four year statute of limitations to those cases. For new readers to this blog, the law works like this: Many years ago the Legislature and the Governor passed a law providing that ...
October 22, 2012Joshua C. Price