Rent-Stabilized Apartment Was Improperly Deregulated

LVT Number: #30239

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper apartment deregulation. The DRA ruled for tenant, finding that the apartment was rent stabilized and ordering landlord to refund a total overcharge of $827, including interest. Landlord appealed and lost. Tenant moved into the apartment on March 1, 2012, under a one-year lease at $1,500 per month. The base rent date was September 2012, four years before tenant complained of rent overcharge. Landlord failed to prove that the apartment rent had reached the high-rent vacancy deregulation threshold of $2,500 before tenant moved in.

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Russley Co. Inc.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GR410018RO (5/29/19) [3-pg. doc.]