Six-Year Lookback Period Didn't Apply Retroactively
LVT Number: #31049
Tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $18,164, including triple damages, after landlord already had refunded $12,408. Landlord appealed, objecting to the DRA's retroactive application of HSTPA's Rent Stabilization Law amendments, claiming a due process violation. The DHCR ruled against landlord in February 2020, upholding the overcharge finding. Landlord then filed an Article 78 court appeal, and the DHCR agreed to take the case back for reconsideration. In the case of Regina Metropolitan v.