RENT REDUCTION DENIED

No Proof Floor in Danger of Collapsing

July 20, 2015    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a...

DHCR Doesn’t Decide Whether Changes to Fire Escape Reduce Services

June 22, 2015    

Rent-controlled tenant complained of a reduction in...

Rent Reduction Doesn't Apply to Vacancy Lease Tenant

March 20, 2015    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced tenant's rent by removing a vacancy increase in connection with a DHCR rent reduction order that was issued prior to the...

Tenant Evicted Before Filing Service Reduction Complaint

February 23, 2015    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services after a fire rendered the apartment uninhabitable. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent to $1 per month while the apartment was unoccupied....

Insufficient Proof Landlord Reduced Storage Space

February 23, 2015    

Rent-stabilized tenants in a cooperative building complained of a reduction in building-wide services. They claimed that landlord removed areas previously used by tenants. Landlord claimed that it provided storage...

Condition Repaired Before DRA Order Issued

January 26, 2015    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on the floor and wall condition in the apartment bedroom. The DRA ruled against tenant since the condition had been repaired by the time of the DHCR...

Mail Delivered to Tenant's Door as Requested

January 26, 2015    

Tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services. She claimed that door-to-door mail delivery service had been reduced. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Tenant had notified landlord that...

SCRIE Rent Reduction Ended After Tenant Died

January 24, 2015    

Rent-controlled successor tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Among other things, a rent freeze granted to prior tenant while he was receiving SCRIE no longer...

Building Entrances and Elevator Repaired After Hurricane Sandy

October 17, 2014    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained in July 2013 of a reduction in services. He claimed that he was forced to move out of his apartment due to damage following Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Landlord pointed out that...

No Rent Reduction for Trash Smell in Lobby

October 17, 2014    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent based on the finding by the DHCR's inspector that the lobby smelled of garbage. Landlord...

Broken Bathroom Floor Tiles Were Minor Condition

August 13, 2014    

Tenant complained of a reduction in services based on conditions in his bathroom. Landlord claimed that the conditions were minor and that tenant denied access for repairs. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his...

Landlord Never Provided Painting Service

August 13, 2014    

Rent-controlled tenant complained of a reduction in services because landlord didn't paint her apartment. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Tenant argued that DHCR Fact Sheet #28 required...