Tenant overcharged roommate.

Position:RENT OVERCHARGE
 
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The roommate of a rent-stabilized tenant filed an overcharge complaint against tenant, claiming a rent overcharge. The roommate said that tenant charged her more than one half of the legal rent. The DRA ruled for the roommate, who appealed, claiming that the DRA failed to include in its overcharge calculation the excess security deposit paid to tenant. The DHCR ruled for the roommate. Since the roommate's half of the...

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