Basement Storage Space Is Required Service
LVT Number: 13294
Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services, claiming that landlord had stopped providing basement storage space. Landlord claimed there was no storage space and that this wasn't a required service. The DHCR ruled for tenants, and landlord appealed. The court and appeals court ruled against landlord. The DHCR's findings were reasonable. Tenants stated there had been storage bins in the basement. An inspection report and photographs confirmed their claims. There were also currently five 300-square-foot storage bins in the building's basement that could accommodate tenants' storage needs.
Dupont Assocs. v. DHCR: NYLJ, p. 28, col. 2 (5/17/99) (App. Div. 1 Dept.; Sullivan, JP, Nardelli, Wallach, Andrias, Saxe, JJ)