DHCR Reduced Rent for Condition Tenant Didn't Complain About

LVT Number: #27923

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in apartment services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and won, claiming that tenant hadn't complained about the condition that the DRA based the rent reduction on. Tenant complained about "broken/defective wood framing, window." But the rent reduction was based on the DHCR's inspection report indicating that the left side window in the living room wasn't locking properly. And tenant's complaint had nothing to do with the window lock. So the rent reduction was revoked.

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Baugh: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. EV110034RO (7/12/17) [3-pg. doc.]