Damage to Fire Escape Warranted Rent Reduction

LVT Number: #30879

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on several conditions, including damage to the fire escape outside his apartment. Tenant claimed that the fire escape was damaged when the Fire Department needed emergency access while a prior tenant lived in the apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost.

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Baez: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. HM410008RO (2/25/20) [3-pg. doc.]