Running Toilet Isn't Minor Condition

LVT Number: #24416

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on running water from the toilet bowl. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that this was a minor condition that didn't warrant a rent reduction. But landlord didn't answer tenant's complaint before the DRA, so its argument couldn't be considered for the first time on appeal. The DRA had determined that landlord wasn't maintaining required services.

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