Landlord Must Provide Cooking Fuel to Tenants
LVT Number: #24588
Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to require rent-controlled tenants to pay for cooking fuel, which landlord currently paid for. The DRA ruled against landlord and noted that a court stipulation provided that tenants weren't required to pay rent until landlord restored all essential services, including heat, hot water, and gas. In addition, DHCR records showed that heat, hot water, and cooking fuel were registered as essential services for the building. Landlord appealed and lost.