Landlord Can't Raise Claim Again in Overcharge Case After Losing Eviction Case
LVT Number: #31151
Landlord previously sued to evict unregulated tenants. Tenants claimed that they were rent stabilized. Landlord argued that, in 1999, prior landlord expanded a previously existing unit to create new apartment for tenant. Therefore, the earlier apartment rent history didn't matter. Prior landlord charged tenant a first rent of $2,500, which was above the $2,000 luxury deregulation threshold in effect at the time.