If you’re a landlord being sued for rent overcharge and you’ve spent a significant amount of money renovating the apartment you better be able to prove that you spent enough on those improvements to justify a rent increase. If you can’t prove the amount you invested ...
Tag: treble damages
October 27, 2015Joshua C. Price
A recent decision of the Appellate Division, First Department has reiterated the long-standing rule that when a landlord overcharges a tenant that the tenant will be entitled to an award of treble damages unless the landlord ...
June 25, 2014Joshua C. Price
In light of the landmark Roberts decision (a case that held that owners who had received J51 tax benefits from the City of New York and then subsequently deregulated rent stabilized apartments were liable ...
December 20, 2013Joshua C. Price