No Triple Damages Where Landlord Promptly Refunded Rent Overcharge

September 28, 2017
LVT Number: #27958

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant but found that no refund was required because landlord had already refunded to tenant the overcharge plus interest in an amount that was more than what the DRA found was due. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that landlord wasn't entitled to rent guideline increases for filing improper rent registrations. But the actual rent paid by tenant and the rent registered as preferential since 2004 was $1,300 per month.

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Wingruber: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. EW410063RT (7/6/17) [2-pg. doc.]