Warped Kitchen Floor and Other Conditions Weren't Minor

LVT Number: #28044

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent, finding that the kitchen floor was warped, that the living room ceiling ledge needed to be plastered, sanded, and painted after unworkmanlike repairs had been made, and that the insides of two hallway closets needed to be painted. Landlord appealed and lost, claiming that the three services found not maintained were de minimis--that is, minor--and didn't warrant rent reduction.

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Levin/Samson Management LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. EX710037RO (9/15/17) [3-pg. doc.]