Construction Next Door Reduced Light and Air in Units

LVT Number: #30258

Five rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in services in their apartments due to decreased light and air caused by construction of a building next door. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord pointed out that it didn't own the next door property. Landlord also argued that tenants' leases held landlord harmless from permanent interference with light or air due to construction on property not owned by landlord.

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Surat Realty: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket Nos. GQ210021RO - GQ210025RO (5/16/19) [15-pg. doc.]