DHCR Finding of Reduced Service Based on HPD Violation
LVT Number: #24697
Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in hot water services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the hot water had been maintained, and confirmed this with building staff and outside plumbers. But there was an outstanding HPD hot water violation that hadn't been revoked or rescinded at the time the DRA ruled on tenant's complaint. So the rent was properly reduced.