Validity of Tenants' Signatures in Issue
LVT Number: 11797
(Decision submitted by James R. Marino of the Manhattan law firm of Kucker Kraus & Bruh, LLP, attorneys for the landlord.) complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed, claiming that tenants' complaint contained false signatures. The DHCR ruled for landlord and revoked the rent reductions. Tenants' representative didn't answer landlord's PAR. The DHCR then sent copies of the answer to individual tenants and two were returned by the post office as ``attempted---not known.'' Rent-registration records also showed that only two of the six named tenants registered for 1992 and none for 1993. These irregularities should have been investigated by the DRA and warranted a dismissal of the complaint.
Weber-Farhat Realty Mgmt.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. IB430261RO (4/22/97) [3-page document]