Roof Patio Was Required Ancillary Service

LVT Number: #24662

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services after landlord removed a private roof-top patio area that tenant had used for the prior 18 years. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Although tenant had no written agreement with landlord or prior landlord concerning the patio, he presented many pictures showing use of the private patio by his family as well as open placement of tenant's furniture and other personal property on the patio.

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