Tenant Didn't Sign Complaint
LVT Number: 11900
(Decision submitted by Kim Winn of the Manhattan law firm of Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman, LLP, attorneys for the landlord.) Rent-controlled tenant complained of reduction in services. Tenant had to move out of the apartment after a fire. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent to $1 per month. Landlord appealed, pointing out that tenant didn't sign or file the complaint and that tenant had died while the complaint was pending. The DHCR ruled for landlord. Tenant's complaint was signed by an unknown person who wrote tenant's name above signature. Under rent-control regulations, only tenant of record could file a complaint.
Parkoff Mgmt: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. JC210152RO (6/24/97) [2-page document]