Three Years Hadn't Elapsed Since Last Painting
LVT Number: 9666
Tenant complained of a reduction in services. He claimed that landlord hadn't painted his apartment in over three years. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed. Tenant complained in May 1989 and a July 1989 inspection indicated that the apartment needed painting. But landlord had last painted the apartment in December 1986. Whether the apartment appeared in need of painting didn't matter. There were no special circumstances requiring repainting before three years had gone by.
D'Urso: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. DK110037RO (2/24/95) [2-page document]