Court Rules That DHCR Should Decide Overcharge Claim

LVT Number: #30068

Unregulated tenant sued landlord for rent overcharge and claimed improper deregulation of her apartment. Tenant moved into the apartment in May 2012 at a monthly rent of $3,900, and renewed her lease three times. The last rent-stabilized tenant moved out in 2008 with a last registered rent of $2,408.73. But the building was receiving J-51 tax benefits when tenant moved in, and landlord admitted that tenant was therefore rent stabilized.

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Jacobson v. Jemrock Realty Co., LLC: Index No. 152114/2015, 2019 NY Slip Op 30617(U) (Sup. Ct. NY; 3/15/19; Cannataro, J)