Landlord Replaced Overnight Doorman with Video Camera
LVT Number: #24747
Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services when landlord discontinued doorman service from midnight to 7 a.m. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the replacement of the doorman with digital cameras throughout the building's common area was an improvement in security rather than a reduction services. Landlord said that the digital images were recorded continuously and saved, not copied over.