Rent Cut Limited to Affected Tenants
LVT Number: 12996
Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on a defective intercom system. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed. The rent cut had been granted to all complaining tenants. Landlord claimed that only those tenants whose intercoms were tested and found broken by the DHCR's inspector should get the rent cut. The DHCR ruled for landlord. It's the DHCR's policy to grant rent reductions for faulty intercoms only to those tenants whose intercoms have been tested and found defective. The rent reduction was revoked for any tenant whose intercom wasn't tested.
Reuven Realty Co.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. MI530025RP (11/5/98) [3-pg. doc.]