Landlord Didn't Prove Tenant Paid Preferential Rent

LVT Number: #29715

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and found that because landlord failed to establish that there was a previously higher legal rent, the monthly $910 rent paid on the April 20, 2012, base date became the legal regulated rent. The DRA ordered landlord to refund $29,000, including triple damages for willful rent overcharge.

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147-25 Northern Associates, LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. FV110008RO (8/3/18) [6-pg. doc.]