RENT REDUCTION DENIED

Court Revokes DHCR Rent Reduction Order

October 26, 2021    

(Decision submitted by Karen Schwartz-Sidrane, of the Rockville Centre law firm of Sidrane, Schwartz-Sidrane, Perinbasekar & Littman LLP, attorneys for the landlord.)

Tenants complained to the...

Gas Service Restored by Time of DHCR Inspection

September 27, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services, claiming that his stove and oven weren't working properly. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding that the stove/oven was working properly and cooking...

Peeling Paint and Plaster at Bulkheads Was De Minimis Condition

May 25, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on the condition of the bulkhead walls and ceiling at the building. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents after inspection...

No Rent Reduction Where Service Restored Before DHCR Inspection

April 27, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR in January 2019 of a reduction in services based on a gas service shut-off. Landlord answered that Con Ed had shut down the gas supply to tenant's apartment because...

Landlord Discontinued Security Guard Service Years Before Complaint

April 27, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. They claimed that landlord had removed a uniformed security guard and access to the building's backyard. The DRA ruled against tenants...

Tenant Didn't Reschedule After Canceling DHCR Inspection

March 29, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of decreased services in her apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant, based on tenant's failure to provide access for a scheduled DHCR inspection after landlord disputed the...

Fire Damage Repaired by the Time of DHCR Inspection

March 29, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services following a fire at the building. In July 2019, tenant complained that the front room ceiling collapsed, insulation detached, and there was water damage...

Tenant Didn't Prove Service Reduction Based on Construction Noise and Dust

March 29, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on a number of conditions involving extreme construction noise and dust. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. The DHCR's...

Tenant's Elevator Service Complaint to DHCR Properly Dismissed

March 29, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in building-wide services based on defective elevator service. The DRA ruled against tenant on Nov. 22, 2019, after DHCR inspection on Nov. 12, 2019,...

Gas Service Was Restored Before DHCR Inspection

March 29, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services in April 2019, claiming that there had been no gas service at the building since October 2018. The DRA notified landlord of tenant's...

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...