Landlord Fixed Electrical Outlet
LVT Number: 16822
Tenant complained of a reduction in services based on a defective electrical outlet. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord later applied for rent restoration based on restoration of services. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed, claiming that during the inspection there was sparking at the outlet when an appliance was unplugged. He said the inspector didn't notice this. Tenant also claimed that the electrician's bill provided by landlord was false. The DHCR ruled against tenant. The inspector found no sparks coming from the bathroom outlet when tenant used a hair dryer. The DRA properly relied on the inspection report to restore tenant's rent.
Callaghan: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. QL410071RT (8/21/03) [2-pg. doc.]