No Indication of Fraud Warranting Older Rent History Review
LVT Number: #25659
Tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that the apartment had been deregulated and wasn't subject to rent stabilization. Tenant appealed and argued that there was no prior DHCR order confirming the deregulated status of the apartment, and that the vacancy rent of $2,000 per month that he paid was based on a fraudulent increase over the prior tenant's rent. The DHCR ruled against tenant. The base date rent charged four years before tenant's complaint was filed was $2,000 per month.
Bandera: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. CN210017RT (6/6/14) [3-pg. doc.]