No Proof Tenant Caused Fire

LVT Number: #28627

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services when her apartment became uninhabitable following a fire. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent to $1 per month until habitability was restored. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that no rent reduction was warranted because the fire was caused by tenant's negligence. Landlord said that tenant had put up unauthorized and illegal partition walls, complete with electrical installation. Landlord also said that excessive tenant clutter exacerbated the fire.

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Linden Heights LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. FU210003RO (7/6/18) [2-pg. doc.]