Names and Apartment Numbers Missing from Tenant Mailboxes
LVT Number: #27626
Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Among other things, the DRA found after inspection that the building’s vestibule door wasn’t secure, that mailboxes were missing tenant names and apartment numbers, and that the mailbox locks for three apartments weren’t locking properly. Landlord appealed and won, in part. The DRA properly found that the vestibule door didn’t lock properly and therefore wasn’t secure. And 90 percent of the mailboxes, building-wide, were missing tenant names and apartment numbers, although the rent reduction applied only to the 46 out of 71 rent-stabilized tenants who had signed the complaint. But tenants of the three apartments found to have broken mailbox locks didn’t sign the complaint. So the finding of broken mailbox locks was removed from the grounds for the rent reduction.
724 East 27th Street, LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. ET210043RO (2/16/17) [4-pg. doc.]