Triple damages awarded for willful overcharge #24292.

Position:RENT OVERCHARGE
 
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Tenant complained of a rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund the overcharge with triple damages. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord had bought the building in 2005. Prior landlord told landlord that the building was never registered because he believed it to be temporarily exempt from rent stabilization. Tenant was prior landlord's cousin, had no written lease, and paid $775 per month in...

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