Dirty Incinerator Rooms
LVT Number: 11486
Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. Among other things, they claimed that landlord had refused to fix the incinerator and maintained only one garbage container in each floor's incinerator room, adding to dirty conditions in those rooms. The DRA ruled for tenants, finding that the incinerator wasn't working and that the incinerator rooms were dirty and sooty. Landlord appealed, claiming that it had made alternate arrangements on each floor for garbage disposal. The DHCR ruled against landlord. This wasn't the issue. The issue was the unsanitary conditions in the incinerator rooms, not whether tenants had adequate access to trash disposal facilities.
Richelieu Assocs.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. KF930007RO (3/6/97) [3-page document]