Rents Reduced Due to Landlord's Removal of Laundry Room Service

LVT Number: #30979

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on removal of laundry room service. The service was there as of 2012 but was removed in 2016. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and lost. The building's Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) didn't permit a laundry room in the building basement, so landlord argued it was required to remove the laundry room. But landlord didn't dispute that laundry room facilities had been provided from at least 2012 until they were removed.

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Hicks and Kane, LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. HS210028RO (8/26/20) [3-pg. doc.]