Tenant Can Vacate Settlement Agreement Due to Potential Rent Overcharge

LVT Number: #24694

Landlord sued to evict a deregulated tenant for nonpayment of rent. Landlord and tenant signed a settlement agreement in court. Tenant, whose monthly rent was $4,150, agreed to pay $24,900 in back rent owed over a period of time.  An eviction warrant was issued but execution stayed pending payments. Tenant later asked the court to vacate the agreement after consulting an attorney and realizing there was a potential rent overcharge. The court ruled for tenant, finding that this was grounds to reopen the case.

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