Landlord's Appeal of DHCR's Order Was Premature

LVT Number: #31320

Unregulated tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of her apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and won. The DHCR ruled in its PAR decision that the apartment was rent stabilized because the DHCR couldn't modify or overturn a court determination that the unit was rent stabilized. The court had found that, at most, the legal rent would be $1,912 when tenant moved in, and therefore not subject to deregulation.

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