Landlord Can Switch to Individual Gas Metering
LVT Number: #24594
Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to convert from master gas metering for cooking gas to individual gas metering. The DRA ruled for landlord on the condition that tenants receive a $35 permanent monthly rent reduction to compensate them for the transfer of the expense of cooking gas from landlord to tenants. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the $35 monthly rent reduction was much higher than the average monthly cost of $4.87 per apartment that landlord had paid for tenants' gas.