Landlord Can Charge First Rent for Combining Two Apartments
LVT Number: 15033
Tenant complained of a rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant. Landlord appealed, claiming that it had combined two apartments before tenant moved in. The DRA ruled for landlord in part. Tenant's initial rent was a first rent, since landlord had combined two apartments to create a new apartment before tenant moved in. But landlord later increased tenant's rent without giving tenant a renewal lease. At this point, there was a rent overcharge.
2751127 Canada Inc./Bluestone: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. Nos. NF410026RO and NF410037RO (3/20/01) [3-pg. doc.]