Cracked Terrace Tiles Weren't Minor Condition

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Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent. Landlord later applied for rent restoration based on the restoration of services. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. The DHCR’s inspector found there were 12 terra cotta floor tiles on the outdoor terrace that were chipped, cracked, and broken. Landlord claimed that this was a minor condition.

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137 East 38th Street LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. CR410028RO (7/9/15) [3-pg. doc.]