Landlord Didn't Prove There Was a Preferential Rent

LVT Number: #31283

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DHCR ruled for tenant, and landlord filed an Article 78 appeal of the DHCR's final decision. The court ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. The DHCR's interpretation of Rent Stabilization Code Section 2521.2, requiring that the legal regulated rent be stated in each lease from the inception of a claimed preferential rent in order to be legally established and preserved, wasn't irrational or unreasonable.

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