Landlord's luxury deregulation application rejected #24293.


Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's apartment in 2011. The DRA dismissed landlord's application because landlord didn't attach a copy of the prerequisite Income Certification Form (ICF) to its application. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord stated that its regular practice was to attach the ICF with proof of mailing to its luxury deregulation applications, and didn't know where in the filing process the ICF may have become separated from the deregulation application. Landlord submitted a copy of the ICF it had sent to tenant, along with proof of mailing, with its PAR.

Landlord also argued that since tenant failed to return the ICF to landlord, landlord wasn't required to submit the ICF with its deregulation application. But landlord was incorrect. Landlords can...

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