No Pre-Base Date Rent History Investigation Permitted for Deregulated Unit

LVT Number: #29936

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment, which she claimed was rent stabilized. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Landlord deregulated the apartment based on high-rent vacancy deregulation in 2006 and gave a deregulation notice to the next tenant. Prior tenant signed the deregulation and acknowledged that the rent included an increase for individual apartment improvements (IAIs). This occurred more than seven years before the base rent date applicable to tenant's complaint, so the DRA properly dismissed the complaint.

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Engelbert: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GO410050RT (12/4/18) [4-pg. doc.]