Landlord's Late Filing of Missing Rent Registrations Prevented Rent Freeze

LVT Number: #31275

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant in 2018 and ordered landlord to refund $38,622, including interest. Tenant appealed, and the DHCR sent the case back to the DRA after June 14, 2019, to apply retroactive provisions of HSTPA. But after New York's highest court invalidated these retroactive portions of the rent stabilization amendments in the 2020 Regina case, the DHCR otherwise considered tenant's PAR for other reasons.

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