DHCR Default Formula Applied to Set Base Date Rent
LVT Number: #27545
Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $34,000, including triple damages and interest. The DRA used the default formula to set the base date rent because landlord didn’t submit a base date lease. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that the DRA incorrectly applied the default formula. But the DHCR found that the DRA properly applied the default formula set forth in Rent Stabilization Code Section 2522.6. Rent registration data for the base date couldn’t be relied on alone to determine the base rent.
1326 Riverside Drive LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. ES410055RO (1/4/17) [7-pg. doc.]