Tenant Didn't Answer Deregulation Application on Time
LVT Number: 16420
(Decision submitted by Tamar Landy of the Hewlett, N.Y., law firm of Pennisi Daniels & Norelli, LLP, attorneys for the landlord.) Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's apartment. The DRA ruled for landlord based on tenant's failure to respond to the notice of landlord's application within 60 days. Tenant appealed. She admitted that she received the notice but said she sent it to her accountant for review and was away when it was due. The DHCR ruled against tenant. Tenant didn't present a reasonable excuse for not filing her response to the application. The 60-day deadline for responding is mandated by law.
Sherman: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. QJ410141RT (1/22/03) [3-pg. doc.]