Defective Roof Door Lock Is New Condition
LVT Number: 16279
Tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord later applied for rent restoration based on restoration of services. The DRA ruled against landlord. An inspection showed that janitorial services weren't being provided in public areas of the building and there was a defective roof door lock. Landlord appealed. The DHCR ruled for landlord in part. The defective roof door lock was a new condition that wasn't one of the grounds for the rent reduction. So this finding was revoked. However, the rent reduction remained in effect because the lack of janitorial services wasn't a minor condition.
Dunbar Partners: DHCR Admin. Rev. Dckt. No. PC430008RO (10/3/02) [2-pg. doc.]