Courtyard Use Was Required Ancillary Service

Courtyard Use Was Required Ancillary Service

LVT Number: #28305

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services. Tenant claimed that landlord had now barred tenant's use of the building courtyard, to reserve it for landlord's own use. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that use of the courtyard wasn't a required service but that, if it was, any decrease in such service was de minimis--that is, minor.

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419 West 47th Street, LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. FO410012RO (1/26/18) [4-pg. doc.]