MCI Increases Collectible Before Rent Reduction Order Were Added to Rent

LVT Number: #30934

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge based on a prior DHCR rent reduction order. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $1,873, including triple damages. Landlord appealed and won, in part. The DRA found that the base rent date was June 21, 2011, six years before tenant filed the complaint. The apartment rent was reduced due to a service reduction effective July 1, 2011. This barred landlord from collecting any rent increase until the rent was restored by the DHCR.

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Round Oaks Properties, LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. IM910057RO (7/30/20) [6-pg. doc.]