Landlord Removed Second Apartment Door Without DHCR Approval

LVT Number: #28628

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. Tenant claimed that landlord removed the back door to the apartment and bricked up the door area. That door had given tenant access to a portion of the building's garage roof that tenant used as a terrace for more than 50 years. Landlord claimed there was no service reduction because it had replaced the door with a window and that landlord never provided tenant with use of the garage roof as a recreational area. Landlord argued that removal of the door was at most de minimis in nature.

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Brussels Leasing Limited Partnership: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. FT110059RO (7/20/18) [3-pg. doc.]