No Basis for Finding Roach Problem in Elevators
LVT Number: 9317
Tenants complained of reduced building-wide services, claiming the elevators were roach-infested. A DHCR inspector found roaches in the public areas of the building, including the compactor room. A follow-up inspection found the same defective conditions, and the DRA cut the rent. Landlord appealed, and the DHCR revoked the rent cut. Tenants had complained of roaches in the elevators---not in the common areas such as the compactor room. So, the DRA's finding went beyond the scope of the complaint.
The Delano Village Cos.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. IB 530269-RO (10/13/94) [7-page document]