Landlord Can Replace Lobby Attendants with Video Surveillance System

LVT Number: #29735

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to replace part-time lobby attendants with a video surveillance system. The DHCR ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed, and the court sent the case back to the DHCR for reconsideration while barring landlord from removing the attendants. Landlord appealed the court's decision and won. The appeals court found that the DHCR's decision was rational and that the video system was an adequate substitute for the prior service.

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