First Rent Collected in Building That Became Stabilized Was the Legal Regulated Rent

LVT Number: #30293

Tenant complained to the DHCR of lease violation and rent overcharge in separate complaints consolidated by the DRA. Landlord had never given tenant a lease. Landlord claimed that the apartment was unregulated. The DRA ruled for tenant, finding that the apartment was rent stabilized and that there was a total rent overcharge, with triple damages and interest, of $3,953. But the DRA also found that the overcharge was offset by $11,120 in rent underpayment. The DRA also directed landlord to give tenant a vacancy lease at a monthly rent of $1,100.

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Bobb-Hoyte: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket Nos. GX210027RT/GX20031RT (6/14/19) [3-pg. doc.]