HPD Hot Water Violation Resulted in Rent Reduction

LVT Number: #30932

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of inadequate hot water service in his apartment. In response, landlord claimed that hot water service had been restored and submitted a plumbing and heating company invoice. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Although landlord claimed that service was restored as of March 15, 2019, HPD records showed that a violation had been placed for inadequate hot water service to tenant's apartment. So the DRA correctly reduced tenant's rent.

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Tremont Associates LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. HP610021RO (7/9/20) [2-pg. doc.]