Parking Space Was Required Service Despite No Written Agreement

LVT Number: #31311

Rent-stabilized tenant complained in 2020 of a reduction in building-wide services after landlord sent him a 30-day termination notice concerning his parking spot in the building's garage. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that there was no proof that tenant used a parking spot prior to a 2007 parking agreement and, even if he did, the DHCR couldn't consider undocumented proof or tenant's vacancy lease merger clause.

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