No Fraud Found in Connection with Rent Registrations or IAIs

LVT Number: #28608

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant, finding that the rent was frozen at $1,925 per month when tenant moved in on Nov. 1, 2013, based on landlord's failure to file rent registrations for 2012 and 2014. This overcharge wasn't willful. And, due to a rent reduction order issued in 2016, tenant's rent remained frozen. The DRA found no fraudulent scheme to deregulate the apartment.

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Talts/Albert: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket Nos. FQ410018RT, FQ410014RO (6/28/18) [7-pg. doc.]