Landlord Replaced Apartment Door to Garage Roof with Windows

LVT Number: #30254

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services after landlord removed a door from the apartment leading to a garage roof area and replaced it with a window. The DRA ruled for tenant, finding that this apartment alteration reduced required services and reducing tenant's rent. In a separate case, the DHCR ruled that replacement of the door with a window resulted in the loss of tenant's long-term access to the patio/garage roof. The DRA granted a permanent rent reduction of $75 for this loss of service.

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Brussels Leasing: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GW110007RP (5/9/19) [2-pg. doc.]