Landlord Improperly Reduced Size of Tenant Storage Bins

LVT Number: #30528

Rent-stabilized and rent-controlled tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on a reduction in storage bin space previously provided. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and lost. Six tenants had claimed that for 40 years they had access to individualized formal wooden enclosures measuring 12 feet by 5 feet with locks. Landlord replaced these bins with smaller bins measuring 4 feet by 2 feet 8 inches. This was about an 80 percent reduction in size of the storage bins.

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317 West 89th Street, LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GU430025RO (10/17/19) [4-pg. doc.]