Tenant Can't Present Proof for the First Time on Appeal

LVT Number: #30058

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $3,150, including triple damages and interest. Tenant appealed and lost. Among other things, the DRA's order deducted $9,000 in rent arrears from any overcharge refund that may be due to tenant. Tenant claimed that the DRA didn't consider a housing court order approving a settlement agreement with landlord and showing that payment had been made. The DHCR denied tenant's PAR.

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Powell: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GN610058RT (2/8/19) [3-pg. doc.]