Landlord Didn't Prove Lease Listed Both Legal Regulated Rent and Preferential Rent

LVT Number: #30170

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $10,829, including triple damages. The overcharge finding was based on landlord's failure to prove that tenant's vacancy lease included a preferential rent rider. Therefore, the rent charged was found to be the legal regulated rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord didn't submit a copy of tenant's vacancy lease to the DRA.

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Fairmount Realty LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GQ610038RO (4/25/19) [3-pg. doc.]