Landlord's Proof of IAIs Was Insufficient

LVT Number: #28123

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. Landlord claimed that the apartment was permanently exempt since 2010. The DRA ruled for tenant, found that the apartment was rent stabilized, and ordered landlord to refund $65,000, including triple damages. Landlord appealed and lost. The DRA properly disallowed individual apartment improvements (IAIs) claimed by landlord since landlord's proof was insufficient. Landlord produced a contract with one company to do work for $30,000, an amount not even claimed for the IAIs.

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161 Troutman LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. FN210032RO (10/11/17) [5-pg. doc.]