Landlord Proved Lawful Vacancy Deregulation of Apartment

LVT Number: #30074

Unregulated tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper apartment deregulation. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that the apartment was deregulated. Tenant appealed and lost. The base rent date for tenant's complaint was December 2011, four years before she filed the complaint. Landlord showed that the apartment was lawfully deregulated due to high-rent vacancy in 2006, when the apartment rent exceeded $2,000 per month. The case didn't give rise to a colorable claim of fraud.

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Bazan: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GT410013RT (2/27/19) [5-pg. doc.]