DHCR Disapproves HVAC System Replacement That Shifts Costs to Tenants
LVT Number: #28095
Landlord applied to the DHCR for approval of modification of services in connection with the building's heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Landlord sought to replace the existing fan coil heating and cooling system with a Water Source Heat Pump (SWHP) system. Tenants objected and argued that the service modification would shift nearly all HVAC costs from landlord to tenants. The DRA ruled against landlord because landlord failed to provide adequate justification and proof for the proposed modification.
Stellar Sutton LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. ER410002RO (10/26/17) [4-pg. doc.]