Dirty Laundry Room Floor
LVT Number: 11252
(Decision submitted by Robert H. Berman of the Manhattan law firm of Borah Goldstein Altschuler & Schwartz, P.C., attorneys for the landlord.) Tenants complained of a reduction in services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord later applied to restore the rent based on restoration of services. The DRA ruled against landlord and landlord appealed. The only remaining condition still found on inspection was a dirty laundry room floor. Landlord argued that the floor was periodically cleaned and that it was unfair to deny rent restoration for 60 tenants based on this one item. The DHCR ruled for landlord. Landlord was found to be maintaining janitorial services in general in the building's public areas. The dirty laundry room floor was a minor condition that didn't warrant a rent reduction. Tenants' rents were restored.
Axelrod Mgmt. Co. Inc.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. JE530075RO (10/25/96) [2-page document]