Garage Overcharges Based on Default Formula Included Triple Damages
LVT Number: #30517
Rent-stabilized tenants complained of rent overcharge in connection with building parking charges. The DRA ruled for tenants after landlord failed to answer the complaint and directed landlord to refund $18,000 for a two-year period of overcharge, including triple damages. Landlord appealed and lost. Since landlord didn't respond to the complaint or to the DRA's final notice of treble damages, the DRA properly calculated the overcharge using the DHCR's default formula.
2325 30th Drive Realty LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. HM110020RO (10/10/19) [4-pg. doc.]