No Refund Due Based on Overcharge in Light of Back Rent Owed
LVT Number: #30298
Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant. No refund was required because tenant owed rent arrears, but landlord was directed to credit tenant's account by $3,878. This was the difference between the billed rent and the legal rent over a 40-month period. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that any claims concerning tenant's rent were settled by a 2014 court order in an eviction proceeding finding that tenant owed $21,264.
MHA Realty: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GN110004RO (6/3/19) [4-pg. doc.]