New York's Highest Court Weakens Four-Year Look-Back Rule

December 17, 2010
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On Oct. 19, 2010, the Court of Appeals, New York's highest court, issued two decisions substantially weakening the “four-year rule” on overcharge cases. The rule prevents the Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) from investigating rent overcharge complaints by looking at what the apartment's rent was more than four years before the date the complaint was filed.

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