DHCR Must Reconsider Triple Damages

LVT Number: #29849

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $23,100, including triple damages. Landlord appealed the portion of the DRA's order that assessed triple damages, claiming that there was no willful overcharge and that landlord had refunded the overcharge with interest within the time allowed to respond to the complaint.

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Choice Associates LLC v. DHCR: Index No. 100515/2018, 2018 NY Slip Op 28416 (Sup. Ct. NY; 12/27/18; St. George, J)