HMGJLAW partner David Hershey-Webb wins for Upper West Side elderly tenants

Elderly rent stabilized tenants at an Upper West Side building will receive a $30/month permanent rent reduction due to the Owner’s relocating laundry rooms which were originally on each floor to a basement requiring accessing two elevators and walking an entire city block. The original laundry rooms were eliminated to make room for more condominium units. DHCR had originally granted the Owner’s request to relocate the laundry rooms but had not granted any rent reduction. After the tenants appealed, the rent reduction was granted.