Building's Public Area Conditions Weren't Minor

LVT Number: #25277

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the cited conditions were de minimis--that is, minor. But DHCR inspection showed that the lobby was dusty, the lobby floor carpeting was stained, the fourth-floor carpeting was stained and had splotches of paint, and the floors and stairs throughout the building were dirty, dusty, stained, and in need of cleaning.

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Congregation Bnai Abraham Mordechai: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. AT410025RO (11/27/13) [3-pg. doc.]