Overcharge Based on Unsubstantiated 49-Year Longevity Increase Wasn't Willful

LVT Number: #30933

The DHCR's Tenant Protection Unit (TPU) did an individual apartment improvement (IAI) audit of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment and found that landlord's claimed IAIs didn't support the apartment's 2014 legal registered rent. The TPU then referred a rent overcharge complaint to the DRA. Landlord responded and still claimed it performed IAIs costing $27,840.

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Shapiro: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. IN210005RP (7/22/20) [2-pg. doc.]