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.