Triple Damages Added to Overcharge Finding Based on 1990 Rent Reduction Order

February 26, 2018
LVT Number: #28248

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund over $68,000, including triple damages. Landlord appealed and lost. The overcharge finding was based on a rent reduction order issued in 1990 that was never enforced. The rent was never restored. So, based on the Court of Appeals 2010 decision in Cintron v. Calogero, the DHCR must honor rent reduction orders issued more than four years before tenant's complaint was filed.

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119 Realty Enterprises, LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. BN210038RO (11/29/17) [5-pg. doc.]