On-Time Rent Payment Discount Was Disallowed

LVT Number: #30362

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $2,662, with triple damages. Landlord appealed and lost. Tenant's lease that commenced on Sept. 1, 2011, provided that tenant's legal monthly rent was $2,124 but that if tenant paid rent on time, the monthly rent would be $1,189. The discount was only to be applied if tenant paid rent by the fifth day of the month. The DRA correctly ruled that the discount rent clause for on-time payment violated the Rent Stabilization Law and Code.

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