Landlord Properly Set First Deregulated Rent After Commercial Use

LVT Number: #30117

Unregulated tenant complained to the DHCR of improper deregulation and rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Tenant moved into the apartment in January 2018 at an initial rent of $3,800 per month. Landlord pointed out that prior residential tenant paid first rent of $3,500 per month in March 2008. Before that, the unit was a commercial space. The DRA correctly ruled that the premises went from commercial use to residential use in 2008 and the first residential rent for the unit was more than $2,000.

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Diamond: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. HM410007RT (3/29/19) [3-pg. doc.]