Inoperable Fireplace Not Minor Condition
LVT Number: #20667
Tenant complained of a reduction in services based on an inoperable fireplace in his apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed, claiming that this was a minor condition because tenant didn't complain for more than four years after the condition developed. The DHCR ruled against landlord. This wasn't a minor condition. And in its answer to tenant's complaint, landlord stated that its contractor had inspected the fireplace, but that the contractor hadn't yet fixed it.
Samson Management LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. VJ420055RO (7/3/08) [2-pg. doc.]