Temporary Discontinuation of Elevator
LVT Number: 18218
Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents after an inspection found that one of the building's two elevators was inoperative. Landlord appealed. It acknowledged that one elevator was inoperative, but said that this was because the elevators were being modernized. Landlord submitted a copy of its application to DOB for replacement or modification of the elevators. The DHCR ruled against landlord. Landlord acknowledged that one of the two elevators was inoperative. The temporary discontinuation of full elevator service warrants the granting of a rent reduction during the time of the service decrease. Landlord could file for rent restoration once full elevator service was restored.
Diplomat Properties Assoc.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. TB110002RO (5/13/05) [2-pg. doc.]