Landlord Didn't Replace Missing Stove Parts
LVT Number: #21011
Tenant complained of a reduction in services. He claimed that the knobs on his kitchen stove were missing and that the burners didn't work properly. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord later asked the DHCR to restore tenant's rent, claiming that the stove had been restored to working condition. The DRA ruled against landlord. Landlord appealed, claiming that the stove was very old and original knobs were unavailable. Landlord said that replacement knobs were installed and that all burners were working. Landlord also claimed that tenant refused to accept a new stove. The DHCR again ruled against landlord. Landlord's claim that it couldn't find original burner knobs and that tenant refused to accept a new stove aren't grounds for appeal. If landlord couldn't find suitable replacement parts for the stove, it could replace the old stove with a reconditioned one in good working order.
Westbury Court LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. WI210005RO (12/18/08) [2-pg. doc.]