Landlord seeks removal of building from rental market: #23346.

Position:EVICTION - Brief article

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to evict rent-controlled tenant based on landlord's intent to withdraw the building from the rental market. The building had been damaged in a fire, and landlord claimed that the cost of restoring it to habitability far exceeded the building's appraised value. The DRA ruled against landlord because, in a related housing court proceeding, the court had ordered landlord to restore the building and restore tenant to possession of his apartment.

Landlord appealed, pointing out that the housing court order concerned landlord's obligation to...

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