Landlord Showed No Proof of Vacancy Deregulation in 2007
LVT Number: #31175
Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant. Tenant claimed that his apartment had been improperly deregulated and that he was overcharged. The trial court ruled against landlord and dismissed the case. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that the trial court improperly considered the apartment's rent history going back more than four years from when the proceeding was commenced. But landlord was incorrect, since the purpose of reviewing prior rent history was to determine whether the unit was regulated. This didn't require a claim of fraud by tenant.