DHCR Must Reconsider Whether Initial Rent Exceeded Fair Market Rent

LVT Number: #30005

Tenant filed a fair market rent appeal with the DHCR. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that the apartment's monthly fair market rent was more than the $6,000 charged to tenant when she moved in. Tenant appealed, and the case was reopened. The comparable apartment used by the DRA to assess tenant's fair market rent was a regulated rent and not an unregulated rent as landlord had claimed.

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Stoffel: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GS410061RT (1/24/19) [11-pg. doc.]