HEAT & HOT WATER

Landlord Fined $34,000 for Failing to Restore Hot Water

April 26, 2022    

HPD sued landlord after issuing violations for lack of hot water at a building. Landlord didn't restore the hot water and didn't want to settle the civil penalties imposed. HPD then sought an order to correct...

Court Grants HPD $244,500 in Penalties Against Landlord for Hot Water Violations

January 19, 2022    

HPD sued landlord, seeking a court order directing landlord to correct three "C" violations HPD had issued at the building based on a lack of hot water, as well as civil penalties in the amount of $244,500...

Landlord Fined $10,000 for HPD Heat Violations

October 27, 2021    

HPD sued landlord, sought civil penalties and an order to maintain the building's heating system. HPD inspection had found inadequate heat. Landlord claimed that it had corrected heat violations issued by HPD,...

DHCR Dismisses Tenant's Vague Complaint About Inadequate Heat

February 24, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that he had no heat. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Tenant argued that he had no apartment heat for the month of October 2019 while the temperature was, at...

DHCR Denies Tenant's PAR of Rent Restoration Order

October 28, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on inadequate heat and hot water. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. The DRA later granted landlord's application for rent...

HPD Properly Served Amended Petition in HP Proceeding

October 27, 2020    

HPD sued landlord after placing violations for inadequate heat and/or hot water on landlord's building. HPD claimed that the violations were issued on Dec. 17 and Dec. 24, 2019, and sought fines ranging from $250...

DHCR Relies on HPD Records to Find Heat Not Provided to Tenant

September 28, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in required services based on no heat. HPD records showed a violation had been issued for inadequate heat throughout the building. The DRA asked landlord...

Landlord Must Correct Continuous Lack of Hot Water

September 27, 2020    

Building tenants brought an HP proceeding against landlord, claiming consistent lack of hot water with worsening conditions. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, the court limited the matter to conditions alleged to...

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...