Landlord Refunded Most of Overcharge Before Rent Administrator Ruled on Complaint

February 26, 2018
LVT Number: #28247

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $6,776, including triple damages. Landlord appealed and won, claiming that there was no willful overcharge. The DHCR agreed. After receiving the DRA's Final Notice of of triple damages, landlord notified the DRA that it had sent tenant a refund check in the amount of $2,834 for overcharges plus interest.

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East 148th Street Properties LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. FP610008RO (11/3/17) [3-pg. doc.]