Inoperable Lock on Bedroom Door Resulted in Rent Reduction

LVT Number: #31145

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in apartment services. Tenant cited many conditions in the kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, living room, hall, and foyer. After DHCR inspection, the DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. While some services were maintained, a number of conditions existed. And, while the intercom worked, landlord had replaced the old intercom system with a new one without obtaining the DHCR's permission. So that item was included as grounds for the rent reduction.

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