Landlord Waived Appliance Surcharges
LVT Number: #24569
Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a rent overcharge because landlord began collecting appliance surcharges in 2003, long after tenant installed an air conditioner and washing machine in 1975. The DRA ruled for tenant and revoked the surcharges. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that tenant had removed a washing machine in 2003, reinstalled it in 2007, removed it again in 2008, and reinstalled it again in 2009.