Landlord Can Replace Metal Lock and Keys with Keycard System

LVT Number: #24741

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to replace the existing standard locking system with a keyless electronic lock system in its rent-regulated building. The DRA ruled for landlord, with certain conditions. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that the DRA's requirement that it provide unlimited free keycards to all tenants and lawful occupants, plus four additional free keycards, was arbitrary and capricious, negated the increase in security that landlord sought to provide, and imposed a prohibitive expense.

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