No Overcharge Found Where First Stabilized Rent Was Fair Market Rent

LVT Number: #31072

In prior litigation, tenant sued landlord, claiming improper deregulation of his apartment. The court ruled that tenant was rent stabilized because luxury deregulation was unlawful while landlord received J-51 tax benefits for the building. Tenant then sued landlord for rent overcharge, claiming that the apartment's base date rent was illegal. The court ruled against tenant and dismissed the case.

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