Landlord Can Replace Gas Stoves with Electric Stoves Without Reducing Rents
LVT Number: #30350
Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to modify services of rent-stabilized tenants by replacing gas stoves with electric stoves. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and argued that the conversion wasn't necessary and would result in higher utility costs for tenants. The DHCR ruled against tenant. Landlord wasn't required to show that replacement of the stoves was needed for operation of the building.
Steinberg: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GR430045RT (7/18/19) [2-pg. doc.]