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2019 Overcharge Statute of Limitations is now 6 years

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2019 Overcharge Statute of Limitations is now 6 years

Postby TenantNet » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:04 pm

For many years the statute of limitations (SOL) on overcharge cases has been four years.

The new rent laws, effective in June 2019, changes the SOL to six years. That still doesn't help tenants who have been intimidated from filing complaints for many years, but it is better.

See this new form (attached to this post) now being sent out by DHCR that lets tenants and landlords know that the new SOL applies to new cases as well as pending matters.

However, one tenant attorney said that the notice misstates the law, observing that the base rent is no longer based on a date six years before the complaint, but, instead, on the last reliable registration six or more years prior. The date itself determines nothing, other than to point toward a registration statement.

DHCR New overcharge notice_REDACTED.pdf
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