Residential Tenant Law in NYC

Tenant information for Rent Controlled and Rent Stabilized Units

Law Offices of Justin C. Brasch, Services, Tenant information for rent controlled and rent stabilized unitsThe Law Offices of Justin C. Brasch has extensive experience helping rent stabilized and controlled tenants protect their rights in NYC. We have helped hundreds of tenants.

Justin Brasch can protect your rights

Justin Brasch was the victim of landlord harassment in the 1990’s. He lived with his grandfather in a rent-controlled apartment and defended his succession rights. He can help you.

Tenants in rent stabilized or rent controlled apartments need to know their rights. Landlords are always looking for ways to deregulate your apartment.

We help Tenants with:

  • Rent increases
  • Succession rights
  • Non-Primary residence proceedings
  • Owner-user proceedings
  • Lease buyouts
  • Sublet and roommate proceedings
  • Alteration proceedings
  • Nuisance proceedings
  • Rent overcharges
  • Civil litigation of landlord-tenant disputes

What is Rent Stabilization?

Rent stabilization is a type of rent regulation in New York City that protects tenants from sharp increases in their rent. Landlords who own apartments that are subject to rent stabilization can only raise rent according to the percentage increases that the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) allows. Rent stabilization also gives tenants the right to renew their lease in most situations. Today, about 1 million New York City apartments are subject to rent stabilization.

Is my apartment eligible for Rent Stabilization?

There are various factors that determine whether an apartment building is rent stabilized, including the year it was built or renovated (with the building maintaining special tax benefits). There are certain things that can cause an apartment unit to become deregulated, including when the unit becomes vacant and the rent for that unit goes over $2,700. De-regulation can also occur if an apartment building is converted to a co-op or if a landlord wants a unit for his/her own use.

If you are a tenant in a rent stabilized or rent controlled apartment, you should know your rights and options. Contact Justin Brasch at (212) 267-2500 to arrange for a consultation. Our office is experienced in all aspects of the judicial process in commercial and residential landlord-tenant matters, including motions, hearings, and trials. Our office is highly experienced with Housing Court procedure, NYC Rent Regulations, HPD issues, and DHCR rules and regulations.


Justin negotiated a lease for our firm’s new offices and he did a great job. He came up with creative and helpful ideas. He was very accessible as well. He is always available to answer questions and to be helpful. I highly recommend Justin’s services as an attorney.

by Chaim Book, Partner, Head of Employment Law Group at Moskowitz & Book, LLP

When my roommate refused to pay rent and leave my apartment I hired Justin Brasch. He brought a lawsuit, evicted the tenant and I got paid. Justin handled the case in an efficient and affordable manner.

by Andy C.

My landlord tried to evict me from my Rent Stabilized apartment by falsely alleging that it was not my primary residence. I hired Justin Brasch and he defended my rights. Justin handled the case in an efficient and affordable manner and it was dismissed.

by Andy C.

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