HEAT & HOT WATER

Complaint of Inadequate Heat Denied Where No HPD Violation Issued

August 27, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR, requesting a rent reduction based on inadequate heat in his apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Landlord had answered the complaint, stating...

HPD Hot Water Violation Resulted in Rent Reduction

August 25, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of inadequate hot water service in his apartment. In response, landlord claimed that hot water service had been restored and submitted a plumbing and heating company invoice. The DRA...

DHCR Relies on HPD Violation Report to Find Inadequate Heat and Hot Water

July 24, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of inadequate heat and hot water in his apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent, based on an HPD violation report. Landlord appealed and lost. Due to a...

DHCR Grants Rent Reduction for Inadequate Heat

February 24, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that her apartment didn't receive adequate heat. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent. Landlord appealed and lost. HPD records showed that there was an outstanding...

Rent Reduced Due to Heat and Hot Water Violation Despite Alternative Service

January 29, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR that he didn't have heat or hot water in his apartment. Tenant submitted a copy of an outstanding heat and hot water violation issued by HPD. The DRA ruled for tenant...

Rent Reduction Ordered for Reduced Hot Water Based on HPD Violations

July 22, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained in March 2018 of a reduction in services based on inadequate heat and hot water. Landlord answered in April 2018 and claimed that the condition was corrected on the same day that HPD...

No Proof of Heat or Hot Water Violation in Tenant's Apartment

May 22, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR that her apartment had inadequate heat and/or hot water. The DRA ruled against tenant after finding that there was no active HPD violation of inadequate heat service at...

HPD's Violation Notice Concerning Heat/Hot Water Was Defective

April 23, 2019    

HPD sued landlord, seeking a court order requiring landlord to provide heat and hot water after a claimed outage. HPD also sought civil penalties. Landlord argued that HPD's violation notice was defective. The...

Landlord Fined $750 for "Second Season" Heat/Hot Water Violation

April 23, 2019    

HPD sued landlord, seeking civil penalties for failure to provide heat and hot water. Landlord didn't dispute that this was a "second season" violation but claimed that the violation notice was...

Tenant Didn't Prove Heat Complaint with HPD Violation

February 23, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of inadequate heat in her apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent. Landlord appealed and won. Landlord argued that no violation had been issued by any other agency...

DHCR Relied on HPD Violations to Reduce Rents for Insufficient Heat

February 21, 2017    

Tenants complained to the DHCR of insufficient heat at the building. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents based on outstanding HPD heat violations. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that the...

Landlord Responsible for Providing Heat

September 29, 2016    

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. Landlord and tenant signed a settlement agreement in court. Tenant agreed to pay $6,600, and landlord agreed to make repairs. Landlord later claimed that tenant...