Work Not Done Properly
LVT Number: 17100
Tenant complained of a reduction in services. He claimed that landlord painted the foyer and living room in his apartment in an unworkmanlike manner. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed, claiming that this was a minor condition that didn't warrant a rent reduction. The DHCR ruled against landlord. The work was done improperly because white paint could still be seen through the beige paint that was applied over it. Improperly performed painting isn't a minor condition. It is a decrease in required services, and tenant's rent was properly reduced.
Sid Jon Properties Assocs. LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. RD610065RO (12/5/03) [2-pg. doc.]