Landlord Can't Prove It Didn't Receive Notice of Overcharge Complaint

LVT Number: #30073

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $25,471, including interest and triple damages. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that he didn't receive the complaint from the DHCR, but the DHCR's file contained indications that it was mailed to landlord at its known address. Landlord also claimed that the base date should be April 2015 rather than January 2013 because a PAR decision in a prior overcharge case was issued on that date.

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El-Taieb: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GM210033RO (2/27/19) [3-pg. doc.]