Landlord Gets $5 Monthly Rent Hike for Tenant's Air Conditioner

LVT Number: #29997

Landlord applied to the DHCR for permission to increase rent-controlled tenant's rent by $5 per month based on tenant's installation of an air conditioner that extended beyond the apartment window line. Tenant's rent didn't include electricity. Tenant claimed that the air conditioner was installed by the prior landlord and that he already paid a surcharge for a washer, dryer, air conditioner, and all appliances included in his monthly rent since 1969. The DRA ruled for landlord and increased tenant's rent by $5. Tenant appealed and lost.

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Tom: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GW420028RT (1/2/19) [3-pg. doc.]