Using Default Formula, Court Orders Landlord to Refund $120,000 Overcharge

LVT Number: #31299

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant for nonpayment of rent. Tenant claimed rent overcharge and improper deregulation of his apartment. The court dismissed landlord's case and ruled for tenant, finding that landlord had engaged in a fraudulent scheme to deregulate the apartment. The court initially directed the parties to settle an order calculating the rent overcharge but later granted tenant's request for recalculation based on the Court of Appeals' decision in Regina Metro. v. DHCR.

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