Tenant's Leases Contained No Record of Preferential Rents

LVT Number: #29701

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $8,224, including triple damages and excess security deposit. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that tenant paid a preferential rent and that there was no overcharge. But the DRA examined tenant leases for the period between 2008 and 2016, including pre-base-date leases, and found no record of any preferential rent. These leases each listed only one rent amount.

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Radzepagic: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GP110007RP (7/2/18) [6-pg. doc.]