Rent-Stabilized Lease Provision for "On-Time Discount" Was Void
LVT Number: #30233
Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $6,021, including triple damages. Landlord appealed and lost. The DHCR found that the DRA correctly determined that an "on-time discount" set forth in tenant's lease and which reduced tenant's legal regulated rent was void. So the discounted rent became the legal regulated rent. The higher rent in effect was an illegal late fee.
1560 GC LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GX610015RO (5/20/19) [4-pg. doc.]