RENT OVERCHARGE

Landlord Waited Until PARs Decided Before Collecting MCI Rent Hikes

October 30, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of rent overcharge. They claimed that landlord required signatures on 2014 and 2015 renewal leases that contained improper rents, including two MCI rent hikes that weren't...

Triple Damages Applied Absent Proof of Judicial Sale

October 30, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant, and imposed triple damages. Landlord appealed and lost. The DRA found that a rent reduction order issued on June 14, 2012, with an...

Rent-Stabilized Tenant Overcharged Roommate

October 30, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant's roommate complained that he was overcharged by tenant. The DRA ruled for the roommate and ordered tenant to refund some overcharge. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant shared the apartment...

Landlord Directed to Amend Rent Registration Error

October 30, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge, claiming that landlord improperly amended his 2015 annual apartment registration to reflect a legal rent of $1,945 per month. Landlord admitted that the correct...

Settlement Agreement Not Signed by Court Wasn't Binding

October 30, 2017    

Tenant complained of rent overcharge. Landlord claimed that the apartment was unregulated. The DRA ruled against tenant, based on a settlement agreement between the parties so-ordered in a housing court case. In that...

No Triple Damages Where Landlord Promptly Refunded Rent Overcharge

September 28, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant but found that no refund was required because landlord had already refunded to tenant the overcharge plus interest in an amount that was...

DHCR Won't Consider New Proof Former Owner Set Tenant's Initial Rent

September 28, 2017    

Former rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant, finding that he was the first rent-stabilized tenant of the apartment, reducing that rent, and directing landlord to refund $2,...

Correction of Rent Administrator's Clerical Error Reduces Rent Overcharge

September 28, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $9,860, including triple damages and interest and the deduction of a refund previously made to tenant....

Landlord Waited Until After Tenant's PAR Decided to Collect MCI Increase

September 28, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge, specifically in connection with landlord's collection of MCI rent hikes. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Tenant had filed a PAR...

Triple Damages Applied to Rent Overcharge Based on Disallowed IAIs

September 28, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $50,000, including triple damages. Landlord and tenant both appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the...

Landlord Must Refund $45,000 in Rent Overcharges

September 28, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $45,000, including triple damages. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the building was...

No Overcharge Where Landlord Lowered Base Date Rent Upon Renewal

September 28, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge, and claimed that landlord fraudulently attempted to deregulate the apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding no overcharge. The DRA found that the legal...

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