Tenant Refused Access to DHCR Inspector
LVT Number: 19365
Tenant complained of a reduction in services based on damage to various walls and ceilings in his apartment. Landlord claimed that tenant would not provide access for repairs. The DRA scheduled a no-access inspection. Landlord came to the inspection prepared to make repairs. Tenant told the inspector that he was sick and would allow only partial repairs in his living room. Tenant said he would arrange further access dates with landlord. The inspector arranged for a follow-up inspection. Tenant called the inspector before the second date and said he still could not provide access. Landlord advised the inspector that he was unable to gain access. On the second inspection date, no further work had been done and tenant admitted he could not provide access because he had been sick. The DRA ruled against tenant. Tenant appealed and lost. Landlord was present and ready to make repairs at no-access inspections. Tenant didn't provide access.
Radovsky: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. UG210015-RT (11/17/06) [3-pg. doc.]