DHCR Won't Accept Missing Lease Record Submitted for First Time with PAR

LVT Number: #31276

Tenant complained to the DHCR of rent overcharge in 2016, claiming that she was never advised by landlord that she was rent stabilized, and had recently received a renewal lease offer seeking to revoke what landlord falsely characterized a preferential rent. The DRA ruled for tenant, finding that landlord failed to show that it collected a preferential rent on the base rent date, and ordering landlord to refund $5,205, including triple damages.

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