No Notice Given Tenant About End of J-51 Period
LVT Number: 18594
Tenant complained of a rent overcharge. The building was subject to rent stabilization solely under the J-51 tax benefit program. Landlord's J-51 benefits expired in December 1999. Landlord then increased tenant's rent to a deregulated rent. The DRA ruled for tenant. Landlord appealed and lost. Tenant wasn't informed of the J-51 expiration date in all vacancy and renewal leases before the J-51 benefits ended. Landlord, who bought the building in 1998, admitted this in a letter to tenant. Landlord asked tenant at that time to sign additional riders so they could be attached to two renewal leases in 1995 and 1996 that were missing the J-51 notices. So tenant's apartment remained rent stabilized and would remain so until she moved out.
Premiere Management & Devl., Ltd.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. TG210010RO (11/18/05) [5-pg. doc.]