Landlord Proved Costs for Individual Apartment Improvements

LVT Number: #30018

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that landlord made individual apartment improvements (IAIs) after the base date tenant moved out and that landlord properly increased tenant's initial rent to $2,500 per month. The apartment therefore was no longer rent stabilized. Tenant appealed and lost. Landlord submitted sufficient documentation of IAIs done in 2012 and costing $50,000, including an itemization of the work performed, and a letter from its contractor.

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Caceres & Cela: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GT410016RT (1/8/19) [5-pg. doc.]