Room Count Doesn't Affect Rent
LVT Number: 14598
(Decision submitted by James R. Marino of the Manhattan law firm of Kucker & Bruh, LLP, attorneys for the landlord.) Tenant complained of a rent overcharge. Tenant claimed that his rent should be one-third less than charged because the initial rent registration form stated that tenant's apartment contained three rooms. Tenant claimed that the apartment actually contained only two rooms. The DRA ruled against tenant. Tenant appealed and lost. Room count was irrelevant to the issue of rent overcharge. Also, landlord had submitted proof that the apartment contained three rooms.
Parnes: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. OH110001RK (11/15/00) [3-pg. doc.]