Triple Damages Properly Applied to Rent Overcharge

LVT Number: #31134

Tenant complained of rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant, finding that he was rent stabilized and had been overcharged. Landlord was ordered to refund the overcharge with triple damages. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord didn't dispute that tenant was rent stabilized. But landlord claimed that the rent increase charged to tenant for individual apartment improvements (IAIs) was proper.

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