Rent Reduction Ordered Based on Vermin in Apartment

LVT Number: #30529

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on mold and vermin throughout her apartment. Landlord pointed out that tenant received monthly extermination service. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent based on DHCR inspection that found evidence of mice and roaches in the apartment. The inspector found no mold or mildew. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that tenant's apartment was treated for pest control on a continuous and monthly basis, except when tenant wouldn't make the apartment available or refused treatment.

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853 Empire Blvd. Associates, LP: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GV210019RO (10/31/19) [3-pg. doc.]