Cracked Lobby Floor and Sidewalk Weren't Minor Conditions
LVT Number: #30607
Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in various services based on lobby floor and sidewalk conditions. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the cracked floor tiles were a de minimis--that is, minor--condition, and didn't create a trip hazard. Landlord also complained that the DRA didn't request further information before finding that the sidewalk was broken. Landlord claimed that this wasn't a trip hazard either.
191 Realty Associates, LP: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GV430013RO (11/6/19) [3-pg. doc.]