Landlord Didn't Preserve Legal Regulated Rent

LVT Number: #30507

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of a rent-stabilized apartment while the building received J-51 tax benefits. Landlord argued there was no overcharge because tenant paid a preferential rent less than the legal regulated rent. The DHCR ruled for tenant and denied landlord's PAR. Landlord then filed an Article 78 court appeal, claiming that the DHCR's decision was arbitrary and unreasonable.

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West 147 & 150 LLC v. DHCR: 2019 NY Slip Op 33396(U), Index No. 101612/17 (Sup. Ct. NY; 11/12/19; Hagler, J)