Former Super's Apartment Improperly Deregulated

LVT Number: #24459

Tenant complained of a rent overcharge. Landlord claimed that tenant was deregulated. The DHCR ruled for tenant, landlord appealed, and the court sent the case back to the DHCR for reconsideration. The DHCR looked at rent history records predating the four-year base date for rent overcharge in order to determine the apartment's rent stabilization status. In April 2000, the apartment was listed as rent stabilized on the annual rent registration with a legal rent of $698. But at that time the apartment was temporarily exempt because it was occupied by the building super.

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