No Fraud Found in Connection with Rent Overcharge Claim

LVT Number: #31307

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that landlord substantially increased her rent upon lease renewal. But the DRA found that tenant's base date lease documented a legal regulated rent and a preferential rent, and that landlord was entitled to discontinue the preferential rent upon lease renewal. In her PAR, tenant claimed rent fraud. But tenant didn't raise any claim of a fraudulent scheme to deregulate the apartment before the DRA.

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