RENT REDUCTION DENIED

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...

DHCR Can Rely on Its Own Inspection Report

July 24, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. They claimed that: (a) the entrance doors were frequently broken; (b) hallways weren't properly lit and had broken tiling; (c) garbage...

Rent Reduction Complaint Denied for Deregulated Tenant

July 23, 2020    

Tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in services after a fire occurred on the top floor of the building in June 2016. Tenant also had filed a rent overcharge complaint that was pending before the DHCR....

Complaint Described Water Leak Incorrectly

July 23, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained to the DHCR of a reduction in building-wide services based on various conditions. The DRA ruled for tenants based on inspection, which confirmed that janitorial service in the...

Tenant Can't Revive Service Complaint After Condition Cured

July 23, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on inadequate water service in his apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that the building's water...

DHCR Mistakenly Reduced Rent Based on Repaired Conditions

February 24, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on various apartment conditions. The DRA ruled for tenant, based on inspections that found that the second bedroom and living room required painting...

Reduced Management and Security Staff Hours Were Minor Conditions

January 29, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. Conditions included reduced management office hours, removal of a playground, reduced hours of unarmed security personnel, and a broken...

Services Restored by Time of DHCR Inspection

January 29, 2020    

In March 2018, rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on defects to light switches in the bathroom and bedroom, the bathroom outlet, bathroom light, bedroom light fixture, and electricity...