Landlord Submitted No Proof of Claimed IAIs

LVT Number: #31169

Tenant sued landlord in 2011, claiming fraudulent improper deregulation of her apartment and rent overcharge. Landlord claimed that the unit had been properly vacancy deregulated. The trial court ruled for tenant, finding that landlord failed to show that individual apartment improvement (IAI) work done in 2009 wasn't duplicative of work done in 1995 and 1998, or that earlier work had outlasted its useful life. The court found that the legal rent was well below the $2,000 deregulation threshold, and awarded triple damages for willful overcharge.

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