Defeating Overcharge Claims After Grimm Decision

Don't wait till you're hit with a rent overcharge complaint to get your old lease files in order. That's the advice of New York City attorney Erez Glambosky, who warns, “Since the 2010 Court of Appeals decision in Grimm v. DHCR, if a tenant submits a ‘colorable claim of fraud’ in connection with an overcharge complaint, the four-year rule will be ignored, and the DHCR will examine the apartment's rent history to establish a base date.”

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