Landlord Removed Name of Tenant's Ex-Wife in Renewal Lease Offer
LVT Number: #31937
Rent-stabilized tenant complained that landlord had offered him a renewal lease that incorrectly included his ex-wife's name and an incorrect security deposit increase. Tenant claimed that he had marked up the renewal lease landlord sent him to correct these errors but that landlord hadn't then forwarded a fully executed lease. Tenant also claimed rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant, stating that tenant was entitled to have a renewal lease without his ex-wife's name.
Landlord appealed and won. Landlord claimed that it had timely corrected and resent tenant a renewal lease before the DRA ruled on tenant's complaint. The DHCR found that landlord proved it had responded to a Request for Additional Information (RFAI) sent by the DRA and submitted a copy of the corrected lease. As to tenant's overcharge claim, the DRA advised tenant that any overcharge issue wouldn't be addressed in the "RV" complaint proceeding. And the DHCR had already ruled against tenant on his overcharge claim in a separate proceeding.
Nostrand Flats, LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. JX210029RO (3/18/22)[3-pg. document]