Peeling Paint Conditions in Staircase Landings Weren't Minor

LVT Number: #30286

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on various conditions. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that many of the conditions complained of were de minimis, or minor, in nature and didn't warrant a rent reduction. The DHCR disagreed. The DRA found that lower wall paint was blistered at staircase landing B between floors 5 and 6, and that the walls at staircase A landing between floors 1 and 2 had areas of peeling paint and graffiti.

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Samson Management LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GQ930010RO (6/3/19) [4-pg. doc.]