Tenant Can't Challenge Rent Set by Lease in Settlement Agreement
LVT Number: #30683
Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. He said that (a) he never received a lease from landlord in 2007; (b) the apartment registrations were fraudulent; and (c) landlord's claim that tenant had a lease from July 2006 through June 2009 was false. The DRA ruled against tenant. Tenant's apartment was under Mitchell-Lama between 2006 and 2009. So the DHCR couldn't address a lease claim for that period. Tenant signed a lease for the term between June 1, 2010, and May 31, 2012, under a court stipulation. So, any question about that lease had to be raised in court.
Linder: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GR610054RT (1/10/20) [4-pg. doc.]