Peeling Paint and Plaster and Cracks in Hallways Weren't Minor Conditions

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Tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent based on peeling paint conditions found in the building's common areas. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the conditions were de minimis--that is, minor--and didn't warrant a rent reduction. The DHCR disagreed.

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Barry Martin 546 Corp.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. EV410021RO (3/29/17) [2-pg. doc.]