Tenant's Legal Rent Too Low for Deregulation

LVT Number: #24579

Tenant moved into landlord's building in 1981 and was given a rent-stabilized lease. New landlord bought the building in 1991 and asked the DHCR to rule on whether tenant was in fact rent stabilized. Landlord claimed that the building contained only five apartments. Landlord also refused to renew tenant's lease in 1992. Landlord and tenant then agreed in 1995 to a retroactive lease for the period between Nov. 1, 1994, and Oct. 31, 1996.

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