Doorman Hours Reduced
LVT Number: 12572
Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services, claiming that the doorman hours were reduced from 80 hours per week to 56 hours per week in June 1989, a few years after the building converted to cooperative ownership. The DRA ruled for tenants, and landlord appealed. Landlord, the owner of the rent-stabilized apartments, claimed it couldn't be held responsible for the actions of the co-op board. The DHCR ruled against landlord. The laws concerning cooperative conversions didn't contain any provision permitting landlord to discontinue services or exempting it from the requirements of the ETPA. There was also no question that the doorman hours had been reduced as claimed by tenants. This clearly represented a reduction in services.
The Crystal Company: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. EF930300RO (4/2/98) [4-page document]