Landlord Deregulated Apartment Under Prior Rule Permitting Deregulation After Owner Occupancy

LVT Number: #29757

(Decision submitted by Karen Schwartz-Sidrane, Esq. of the Rockville Centre law firm of Sidrane & Schwartz-Sidrane, LLP, attorneys for the landlord.)

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and claimed that her apartment had been wrongfully deregulated. She said that the apartment was owner-occupied before she moved in. The DRA ruled for tenant, finding that the total overcharge with interest was $8,500 and that the overcharge wasn't willful.

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Reguera/Torrico: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket Nos. FT210023RT, FT210043RO (9/14/18) [11-pg. doc.]