Landlord Applied Temporary Exemption Rule in Effect When Tenant Moved In

LVT Number: #29814

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $18,697, including interest. Landlord and tenant both appealed. The DHCR ruled against landlord, who claimed there was no overcharge, and against tenant, who sought triple damages. Landlord then filed an Article 78 court appeal, claiming that the DHCR's decision was arbitrary and unreasonable. Landlord, tenant, and the DHCR agreed that the DHCR would take the case back for reconsideration.

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Santino/Bai: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GR210001RP (10/17/18) [4-pg. doc.]