DHCR Looks Beyond Four-Year Base Date
LVT Number: #24820
Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a rent overcharge. The DRA dismissed the complaint, finding no overcharge. Tenant appealed, claiming that there was an overcharge based on landlord's fraud and that the DHCR should look beyond the four-year base rent date. The DHCR ruled against tenant, but then reopened the case to reconsider based on a housing court decision issued in tenant's favor. Looking to that decision, the DHCR then ruled for tenant.