DRA Didn't Take into Account MCI Rent Increase
LVT Number: 13515
(Decision submitted by James R. Marino of the Manhattan law firm of Kucker Kraus & Bruh, LLP, attorneys for the landlord.) Tenant complained of a rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $930, including interest. Landlord appealed, pointing out that the DRA didn't take into account an MCI rent increase when calculating the legal rent. The DHCR ruled for landlord. The DRA had issued an order granting MCI increases to landlord in 1991, which was during the rent history period applicable to tenant's complaint. There was no rent overcharge.
89-21 153rd St. Owners Corp.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. LC110014RO (7/14/99) [5-pg. doc.]