Tenant can't get rent abatement in HP proceeding.

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Tenant sued landlord in a housing court HP proceeding seeking correction of violations, including a broken or defective intercom system. Tenant also asked the court for a rent abatement, claiming he'd had no intercom service since 2003. The court ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. By law, tenant wasn't entitled to a rent abatement in an HP proceeding. Tenants can seek only correction of violations in this type of case. And the court didn't...

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