Door-to-Door Garbage Collection Discontinued

LVT Number: #24595

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services after floor-by-floor garbage collection was discontinued. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord pointed out that it owned tenant's apartment, but that the service was discontinued by the condominium building manager. Landlord argued that the modification of garbage collection service was de minimis, or minor. Landlord compared it to elimination of door-to-door mail drop-off service, which DHCR Fact Sheet No. 37 states is de minimis.

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