Rent Restored After Landlord Gets Approval for Modification of Intercom
LVT Number: #28343
Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. The DRA ruled for tenant because landlord had unilaterally changed the building's bell/buzzer system without getting prior approval from the DHCR. The DRA advised landlord to file an "OD" application to obtain approval for modification of services. Landlord did so, and in February 2017, the DRA granted landlord's application to replace the original hard-wired intercom system with a digital intercom system. Landlord then applied for rent restoration, and the DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost.
May: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. FP430029RT (2/2/18) [3-pg. doc.]