RENT REDUCTION ORDERED

Failure to Provide Janitorial Service Wasn't a Minor Condition

December 18, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on janitor service. Landlord answered that any conditions were corrected and that tenant had withdrawn his complaint. The DRA ruled for...

Removal of Window Security Gates Was a Reduction in Services

December 18, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent after finding that landlord had removed security gates from the apartment's front windows. Landlord...

Landlord Didn't Prove It Made Access Requests

November 28, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on bathroom ceiling problems and vermin. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered a rent reduction. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that...

Warped Kitchen Floor and Other Conditions Weren't Minor

November 28, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent, finding that the kitchen floor was warped, that the living room ceiling ledge needed to be plastered,...

Landlord Didn't Appear at DHCR No-Access Inspection

November 28, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that tenant wasn't entitled to a rent reduction because...

Landlord Must Give Tenant Six Front Door Keys for Apartment Occupants

November 28, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services, claiming that landlord repeatedly denied his requests for two front door keys to the building after landlord installed a vestibule door lock. Landlord...

Landlord's Claim That Tenant Rejected New Stove Offered Was Untimely

November 28, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services because of a defective stove. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that tenant wouldn't permit...

Landlord Didn't Prove Two Access Requests Were Made

November 28, 2017    

Tenant complained of a reduction in various apartment services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord later applied for rent restoration based on the restoration of services. The DRA ruled against...

Removal of Public Telephones in SRO Building Was Reduction in Services

October 30, 2017    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services, claiming that building-wide security was decreased because there was no 24/7 desk coverage, visitors were no longer screened, the desk clerk stayed in a...

Stained Wood Floor and Bathroom Vent Dust Weren't Minor Conditions

October 30, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent based on a wooden parquet floor that was stained and worn out, as well as excessive accumulation of dust in...

DHCR Imposes Rent Reduction for Landline Costs in Connection with Key Fob Installation

September 25, 2017    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to modify services by replacing a traditional key system with an electronic key fob system. The DRA ruled for landlord but placed a number of conditions on its approval....

DHCR Inspector Found That Intercom System Didn't Work

August 28, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on a defective intercom system. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that...

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