Base Date Rent Set by Default Formula
LVT Number: #30182
Tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and set the base date rent by using the default formula. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the apartment was reconfigured into a duplex before the base rent date and that it therefore was entitled to set a market rent. But landlord didn't submit proof of the base date rent in form or a lease or ledger. Landlord merely offered a "tenant summary" indicating that prior tenant moved out on Aug. 31, 2012, paying a monthly rent of $3,450, and a rent ledger for a tenant that began on Oct. 1, 2014.
15 Humboldt LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GS210049RO (4/15/19) [3-pg. doc.]