Trial Needed to Determine Facts Needed to Calculate Rent Overcharge
LVT Number: #31189
Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenants for nonpayment of rent in 2019. Tenants claimed improper deregulation and rent overcharge, and asked the court for a ruling without trial. The court ruled for tenants. Landlord claimed that the building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation, but, in a prior case, another court had ruled that landlord made false filings concerning substantial rehab. After the prior court ruling, landlord couldn't dispute again whether the building was rent stabilized.