Building Conditions Weren't Minor

LVT Number: #24513

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed, claiming that the conditions cited were minor and didn't warrant a rent reduction. Tenants had complained about a number of conditions at the building. Two DHCR inspections showed that building staircases were dirty, stained, and in need of cleaning. The building hallway carpeting was dusty and had a stale smell, and the ceiling was cracked on one floor. Janitorial services weren't being provided adequately, and these conditions weren't de minimis.

Parc Grand LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. ZH610014RO (10/5/12) [3-pg. doc.]


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