No Notice to Landlord of Lighting Condition
LVT Number: 11794
(Decision submitted by James R. Marino of the Manhattan law firm of Kucker Kraus & Bruh, LLP, attorneys for the landlord.) complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed, pointing out that the complaint was vague and indicated only that ``the light is not working.'' This referred to one problem, but the DRA reduced rents based on two supposed lighting conditions. The DHCR ruled for landlord. Landlord answered tenants' original complaint by fixing the entrance light fixture and advising the DRA of this. Tenants replied to the DRA that two stairwells had only one bulb in fixtures that required two bulbs. This reply wasn't sent to landlord, so landlord didn't have notice of the condition that was the basis of the rent reduction. Tenants' letter also indicated that the original lighting condition complained of had been corrected.
Veltri: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. JD410089RO (3/27/97) [3-page document]