Rent Reduction Based on HPD Bed Bug Violation
LVT Number: #24778
Rent-stabilized tenant complained in February 2011 of a reduction in services based on bed bugs in her apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant, based on an HPD violation dated Nov. 12, 2010, finding bed bugs. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the apartment was sprayed monthly and that neither landlord nor its exterminator had found evidence of bed bugs in tenant's apartment. But landlord failed to submit any proof that the HPD violation had been corrected or cleared.