Landlord Submitted Sufficient Proof of IAIs
LVT Number: #30137
Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA found no overcharge but ordered landlord to refund $1,700 because landlord charged tenant a two-month rather than a one-month security deposit. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant argued that landlord failed to submit sufficient proof of claimed individual apartment improvements (IAIs). Tenant pointed out that DHCR Operational Bulletin 2016-1 required more proof than landlord submitted to the DRA. But Operational Bulletin wasn't in effect when the IAIs were done in 2015.
Rivera: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GQ110015RT (3/6/19) [4-pg. doc.]