Landlord Needn't Submit Unreturned ICF with Deregulation Application
LVT Number: #24749
Landlord applied in 2011 for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment. Tenant's monthly rent was $2,000 or more, and landlord sought verification of tenant's household income for 2009 and 2010. The DRA dismissed landlord's application because landlord failed to attach a copy of the Income Certification Form (ICF) that it was required to send tenant before filing the application. Landlord appealed and won. Landlord pointed out that tenant never filled out and returned the ICF to landlord.