Tenant Didn't Give Written Notice to Landlord Before Filing Complaint
LVT Number: 18932
Tenant complained of a decrease in services on May 6, 2005. Tenant attached a copy of a Freeport Village violation report dated Nov. 19, 2004, to his complaint. The DRA ruled for tenant. Landlord appealed, pointing out that tenant hadn't sent landlord a letter or other written notice before filing his DHCR complaint. The DHCR ruled for landlord. Tenant is required to notify landlord in writing of items complained of between 10 and 60 days before filing the DHCR complaint. Tenant didn't send any written notice to landlord during that time period. The November 2004 violation notice from the Village listed only one of the five items tenant complained of. And it had been sent to landlord well before the 60-day period before the filing of tenant's complaint.
Datz: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. TH710016RO (4/20/06) [3-pg. doc.]