Tenant Purchased Own Refrigerator
LVT Number: 10597
Tenant complained of a rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant, and landlord appealed. Among other things, landlord argued that tenant had bought his own refrigerator even though the one provided by landlord functioned properly. The DHCR ruled against landlord. The DHCR agreed that tenant didn't prove that landlord's refrigerator didn't work. And tenant's purchase of his own refrigerator didn't entitle tenant to stop paying the legal rent in full. However, the DHCR never reduced the rent based on tenant's refrigerator. So there was no issue for the DHCR to decide on landlord's appeal as to the refrigerator.
Regency Village Management: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. HL810105RO (4/2/96) [6-page document]