DRA Didn't Consider Prior Tenancy
LVT Number: 9002
Tenant complained of a rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant, and imposed triple damages. Landlord appealed, arguing that the overcharge was too high because the DRA had omitted a prior tenant's lease from the rent calculations. The DHCR ruled for landlord, in part. The DRA had omitted the prior tenant's rent from his calculations. So, the overcharge gets reduced by about $5,400.
Express Management: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. GB 610341-RO (4/15/94) [5-page document]