Landlord Challenges Legal Fees Awarded to Tenant in Overcharge Case
LVT Number: #31983
A Mount Vernon tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and awarded him attorney's fees. Landlord appealed and argued that, because tenant was represented by Legal Services of Hudson Valley, it was improper to award legal fees. This organization didn't charge qualified clients for legal services. The DHCR terminated landlord's PAR because the case was reopened and sent back to the DRA for further consideration of the attorney's fee question.
182 Gramatan Realty Corp.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. KN910007RO (3/29/22)[2-pg. document]