DHCR Finds Fraud in Landlord's Deregulation of Apartment Rent

LVT Number: #28116

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. Landlord argued that the apartment was vacancy deregulated as of the base rent date four years before tenant filed her complaint. The DRA ruled for tenant, found that tenant was rent stabilized, found that there was fraud by the landlord, and ordered landlord to refund $45,000, including triple damages and interest.

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Vargas: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. EW210065RO (10/18/17) [5-pg. doc.]