Fire-Damaged Apartment Claims Not Filed on Time
LVT Number: 18587
Tenant complained of a reduction in services based on fire damage to his apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant, and tenant appealed. The fire occurred in June 2004. Tenant admitted that repairs were made three months later. A DHCR inspection confirmed that repairs had been made. Tenant had paid full rent for the three months he was out of the apartment. He said he didn't know that he was entitled to pay $1 per month during this time. The DHCR ruled against tenant. Since repairs had been made by the time tenant filed his complaint, there was no basis for the DRA to order restoration of services or a reduction in rent.
Al-Harazi: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. TG410053RT (11/17/05) [3-pg. doc.]