Rent Overcharge Claim Dismissed Based on Four-Year Lookback Period
LVT Number: #30917
Rent-stabilized tenant sued landlord, claiming rent overcharge and fraudulent rent increases. The court ruled for landlord and dismissed the case. Since the case was filed before HSTPA amended the law in June 2019, the court applied a four-year lookback period. Tenant moved into the apartment on Sept. 1, 2013, at a monthly rent of $1,600. The apartment had been registered with the DHCR annually since that time. Tenant failed to submit any proof of fraud. On the base rent date, March 12, 2015, the apartment was registered at a rent of $1,664 per month.
Stoddard v. 21 Allen St. Corp.: Index No. 152641/2019, 2020 NY Slip Op 32235(U)(Sup. Ct. NY; 7/10/20; Perry, J)