Rent Reduction Properly Granted for Cooking Gas Shut-Off

LVT Number: #30437

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services because cooking gas wasn't being provided. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that it turned the cooking gas off after it found that tenant's stove was leaking gas. While working to repair the gas leak, landlord gave tenant an electric hot plate and kettle. Landlord also gave tenant a rent abatement in excess of the amount of the rent reduction. But there was no gas service at the time of DHCR inspection.

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Tri-Star Equities: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GS420045RO (8/27/19) [2-pg. doc.]