Landlord Didn't Register Lower Rent as Preferential
LVT Number: 10875
Tenant complained of a rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant, and landlord appealed, claiming that he could charge tenant a rent higher than the sum of prior tenant's rent plus vacancy and guidelines increases because prior tenant paid a preferential rent. The DHCR ruled against landlord. Landlord waived any right to charge new tenant a higher rent because the supposed preferential rent wasn't registered as such on landlord's annual rent registration forms.
Foster Apt. Group: DHCR Admin. Rev. Dckt. No. HJ210056RO (3/18/96) [5-page document]