Kitchen Was Adequately Heated
LVT Number: 16508
Tenant complained of a reduction in services based on inadequate heat in his kitchen. The DRA ruled for tenant. An inspection in December showed that the indoor temperature was 68 degrees while the outdoor temperature was 45 degrees. But a kitchen heating unit wasn't operating properly and was blowing cold air. Landlord appealed and pointed out that the inspection showed that there was adequate heat. The DHCR ruled for landlord. Since the heat was adequate, there was no reduction in services. The fact that the heating unit wasn't working properly didn't warrant a rent reduction under these circumstances.
Glenwood Mgmt. Corp.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. QI410038RK (3/20/03) [2-pg. doc.]