Administrative Law

The administrative law department at Horing Welikson Rosen & Digrugilliers, P.C. possesses the knowledge and experience to readily address the vast administrative sphere that landlord-tenant law encompasses. Our attorneys are not only highly-skilled with respect to the governance of the Rent Stabilization Law and Code over rent regulated properties, but they are well-equipped to represent clients at every stage of the administrative and judicial review process before City, State and Federal agencies.

Our administrative law team is well-respected throughout the industry and have handled a number of significant proceedings defending landlords against a multitude of complaints at DHCR, such as rent overcharge, decrease of services, TPU rent audits, substantial rehabilitations and untimely lease renewal offerings. We also regularly defend landlords in Human Rights cases, violations issued by City agencies and Criminal Court summonses for serious conditions against residential and commercial properties.

This department also specializes in representation of landlords before DHCR whose rent regulated residential properties may be affected by the landmark decision in Roberts v. Tishman Speyer Properties, L.P., 13 N.Y.3d 270 (2009), and its application today. Additionally, the firm has extensive experience representing our clients on the administrative level before both the New York State Division of Human Rights and the New York City Commission on Human Rights, as well as defending against litigation brought in the New York State Supreme Court.

We have successfully defended owners who were charged with housing discrimination including, but not limited to, source of income disputes and whether structural alterations were necessary as a reasonable accommodation for handicapped tenants.

We have also successfully prosecuted Article 78 proceedings challenging administrative rulings and has prevailed on significant appeals, including Alston v. Starrett City, Inc., 161 A.D.3d 37 (2018) which held the owner was not required to accept tenants who participated in a governmental subsidy program that limited rent increases the owner could impose.

Our administrative law department represents building owners in matters at the following governmental agencies:

  • New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR)
  • New York City Commission on Human Rights
  • New York State Division of Human Rights
  • Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD)
  • Department of Buildings (DOB)
  • Department of Health (DOH)
  • Environmental Control Board (ECB)
  • United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • The Tenant Protection Unit (TPU)

Contact us for a consultation about your administrative proceeding today.