Our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in all stages of administrative and judicial review of affirmative and defensive proceedings commenced before the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR), New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), Department of Buildings (DOB) and Environmental Control Board (ECB).
We have our fingers on the pulse of the ever-evolving content and interpretation of the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, current judicial and administrative precedent, and other provisions of law that may impact owners of rent regulated housing, in order to be fully prepared to address complaints pertaining to rent regulatory status, overcharges and harassment, among other tenant complaints and DHCR proceedings. Whether your building does or did receive some form of tax benefits (including J-51, 421a and 421g), if you are contemplating making Major Capital Improvements or Individual Apartment Improvements (or if such improvements are being contested), or if you require advice regarding demolition proceedings, substantial rehabilitation or required services, BBWG attorneys offer over 30 years of experience navigating the RSL, RSC and DHCR’s policies and precedent.
Our attorneys have also successfully assisted owners of SRO buildings, hotels and multiple dwellings in special anti-harassment zoning districts and buildings that have landed on HPD’s Pilot Program list in applying for Certification of No Harassment (CONH) and Exemption from the CONH requirement. Relatedly, we have experience negotiating settlements of CONH proceedings, advising with respect to appropriate dealings with building occupants in consideration of current anti-harassment laws and defending proceedings before the City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings.
BBWG also addresses all forms of violations and complaints issued by DOB and the Fire Department against building owners, including proceedings pending at ECB and in criminal court.