RENT REDUCTION DENIED

DHCR Inspection Found That Vermin Control Was Maintained

February 24, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services. Tenant claimed that vermin control wasn't maintained in the building's public areas. Landlord denied the condition. The DHCR's...

DOB Order Finding Elevator Problems Was Issued After Complaint Termination

February 24, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on water supply and elevator service. The DRA ruled against tenants after finding that these services were maintained. Tenants...

Tenant Complaint That Apartment Conditions Caused Allergies Dismissed

December 18, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant in Larchmont complained to the DHCR that repairs were needed throughout her apartment due to her allergies. The DRA ruled against tenant and dismissed her complaint. Tenant appealed and lost....

Gas and Laundry Room Services Restored

December 18, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR in November 2018 of a reduction in building-wide services based on her claim that the building had no gas service and that laundry room services had been discontinued as...

Inspection Confirmed That Building's Emergency Number Worked

October 28, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled against tenant and terminated the proceeding. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant had complained that, outside the A-K side of...

Tenant Cancelled Scheduled DHCR Inspection

October 28, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. The DRA terminated the proceeding and dismissed the complaint because tenant failed to provide access to the DHCR's inspector for physical inspection...

Tenant's Complaint Dismissed Because Building Not Rent Stabilized

October 28, 2020    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in services. The DRA dismissed the complaint, finding that tenant's building wasn't subject to rent stabilization. Tenant appealed and lost. DHCR records showed...

DHCR Finds No Reduction in Services Despite Contrary HPD Report

September 28, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in required services. Tenant claimed that a ceiling had collapsed in her bathroom and that cascading water had soaked electric fixtures. The DRA ruled...

Claimed Seven-Month Gas Outage Corrected Before DHCR Inspection

September 27, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained in June 2018 of a reduction in required services based on a loss of gas service. The DRA ruled against tenant and dismissed the complaint. Tenant appealed and lost. The DRA had...

DHCR Corrected Improper Rent Reduction Order for Condo Unit

September 27, 2020    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in services at his apartment because his fireplace wasn't working. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered a restoration of services. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord...

No Rent Reduction Where Service Restored Before DHCR Inspection

September 26, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on landlord's failure to collect recyclables from the trash room on each floor. Landlord instead changed its practice by requiring...

Tenant Denied Access and Inspector Found No Conditions

August 27, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. The DRA ruled against tenant and dismissed the complaint. Tenant complained and lost. Tenant claimed that the hallway electrical fixture in her apartment...