Avoid Rent Overcharge Finding If No Rent Was Charged on Base Date

When you defend against a tenant’s rent overcharge complaint, you must prove that you didn’t illegally increase the rent after the apartment’s base date. Section 2520.6(f) of the revised Rent Stabilization Code defines the base date as the date four years before the tenant filed the complaint, or the date the apartment first became subject to rent stabilization, whichever is later.

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