Apartment Wasn't Lawfully Deregulated Before June 14, 2019

LVT Number: #30440

Tenant complained of rent overcharge, improper deregulation, and landlord's failure to offer him a rent-stabilized renewal lease. The DRA ruled for tenant on all counts and ordered landlord to refund $4,448 to tenant. Landlord appealed and lost. Under the law in effect while the case was before the DRA, the four-year base date was April 18, 2013. Since landlord failed to prove a higher legal regulated rent was in effect from the leases submitted, the base date rent was $1,525 per month. Landlord didn't register the apartment between 2014 and 2017 until November 2018.

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RGS Ninth Avenue Realty LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GX410019RO (8/6/19) [3-pg. doc.]