Was There a Fraudulent Scheme to Deregulate Tenant's Apartment?
LVT Number: #29802
Tenant complained of rent overcharge and claimed landlord engaged in a fraudulent scheme to deregulate her apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant in part, finding a rent overcharge of $15,790, including interest, based on landlord's failure to register the apartment between 2010 and 2015. However, landlord owed no refund to tenant because tenant hadn't paid rent between June 2013 and December 2014, and owed landlord $49,590. The DRA found no reason to look beyond the base rent date four years prior to the filing of tenant's complaint.
Knowles: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket no. GU410003RP (10/2/18) [3-pg. doc.]