Rent Demand Didn't Provide Prior Notice of Rent Surcharge

LVT Number: #30364

Landlord sued to evict Mitchell-Lama co-op tenant based on nonpayment of rent. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that landlord was time-barred from collecting back rent dating to 2012 under the six-year time limit set forth in CPLR Section 213(2). Landlord argued that the rent arrears accrued much later, in 2018, as a result of an audit showing that there were discrepancies in tenant's income information submitted in 2012. This resulted in a surcharge being assessed.

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