Rent Overcharge for Storage Fee

LVT Number: #30169

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant because landlord charged tenant a $50 monthly storage fee when the building's initial service registration form included storage in tenants' rents. Landlord and tenant both appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that there was an additional overcharge based on individual apartment improvements (IAIs) for which landlord grossly inflated the costs and didn't sufficiently document. But the DHCR found that landlord fully and properly documented the cost of IAIs made to the apartment.

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Garner/PWV Acquisition, LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket Nos. GR410008RT, GR410009RO (4/3/19) [3-pg. doc.]