Increase Granted for First-Time Painting of Rent-Controlled Apartment
LVT Number: 17926
Landlord applied to collect a rent increase from rent-controlled tenant based on painting. The DRA ruled for landlord and increased tenant's rent. Tenant appealed, claiming that landlord had to paint as part of a repair order from HPD. The DHCR ruled against tenant. Painting was never included as a service in the initial rent set for tenant. So landlord was entitled to a rent increase for painting.
Vazquez: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. SI220067RT (1/21/05) [3-pg. doc.]