No Proof of Fraud Warranting Suspension of Four-Year Rule

LVT Number: #24795

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a rent overcharge, claiming that his monthly rent of $1,500 was excessive. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding no overcharge. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that landlord's fraudulent conduct inflated the rent prior to the Aug. 16, 2007, base rent date and that therefore the rent history before the four-year base date should be examined. But tenant submitted no proof of any elaborate scheme to systematically deregulate apartments in the building.

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