Landlord Never Offered Renewal Lease to Tenant
LVT Number: 15187
Tenant complained of a rent overcharge. He claimed that landlord collected a rent increase without giving him a rent-stabilized renewal lease. The DRA ruled for tenant. Landlord appealed, claiming that he'd offered tenant a renewal lease for the period in question. The DHCR ruled against landlord. Landlord didn't submit sufficient proof that any renewal lease was offered during the year in question. So landlord improperly charged tenant a rent increase, and the DRA correctly found that there was a rent overcharge.
Sevag: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. NB110046RO (5/29/01) [4-pg. doc.]