Rent Overcharge Resulted from Improper Deregulation While Building Under J-51

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Tenant sued landlord, claiming that his apartment was improperly deregulated while the building received J-51 tax benefits. Tenant also claimed rent overcharge. The court ruled for tenant in part. Tenant's apartment was rent stabilized, and there was a rent overcharge since prior landlord had raised the rent to market rent when the unit rent went over the $2,000 luxury deregulation threshold.

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