Information Missing from Landlord's Deregulation Petition
LVT Number: 12706
Landlord applied in 1996 for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's apartment. The DRA ruled against landlord, and landlord appealed. The DHCR again ruled against landlord. Landlord didn't state in its application either the amount of tenant's rent as of the date the petition was signed or the amount of tenant's rent on April 1 of each of the prior four years. Landlord claimed that the DHCR had reopened other similar cases where landlord had made the same error and that it should follow its own procedure. But the DHCR found that in the other cases, the DRA had incorrectly ruled that landlord didn't submit income certification forms with its applications. Landlord's requirement to provide the rent information requested on the deregulation petition form is strictly enforced. The DHCR is under no obligation to get this information on its own.
The 400 E. 58th St. Co.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. KI410044RO (5/20/98) [4-page document]