Tenant Default Excused Due to Illness
LVT Number: #24408
Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of rent-stabilized tenant's apartment. The DRA ruled for landlord based on tenant's failure to answer the agency's notice of the proceeding. Tenant appealed, and the case was reopened. Tenant claimed that she was ill and taking medications that made her believe that she had answered landlord's application on time. Tenant had responded to prior deregulation applications on time. The DRA had in fact received an answer from tenant on the day before it issued its order.