RENT REDUCTION ORDERED

Inoperable Lock on Bedroom Door Resulted in Rent Reduction

December 18, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in apartment services. Tenant cited many conditions in the kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, living room, hall, and foyer. After DHCR inspection, the DRA ruled for tenant...

Tenant's Rent Reduced to $1 Per Month After Fire

December 18, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. He claimed that he was forced to move out after a fire occurred in his apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent to $1 per month while the...

Staircase Windows Were Hard to Open

December 18, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that windows throughout the building weren't working properly. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that tenant's rent...

Landlord Can't Prove Tenant Caused Damage

November 23, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in services and that landlord failed to perform certain renovation or repair work to her apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant, and the DHCR denied landlord...

Landlord Must Renew 421-a Tenant's Lease Based on Rent Paid

November 23, 2020    

Tenant complained to the DHCR that landlord refused to offer him a renewal lease and disputed landlord's claim that the apartment's legal rent was $3,300 per month. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered...

No Rent Restoration Based on Remaining Cracked Lobby Tiles

September 28, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained to the DHCR for a reduction in building-wide services based on cracked and damaged floor tiles in the building lobby, along with inadequate janitorial services. The DRA ruled for...

Tenant's Rent Reduced for Bedbug Infestation

September 27, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in required services based on bedbug infestation in her apartment. She claimed that there had been bedbugs for over two years and that landlord failed to...

No Rent Restoration Where Terraces Were Still Under Repair

September 27, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenants in New Rochelle complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents based on findings that there were open boxes exposing TV cables in the...

Landlord Installed Exposed Gas Pipes in Tenant's Living Room

September 27, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in required services based on a number of conditions. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent, after inspection found that tenant's intercom was...

Rents Reduced Due to Landlord's Removal of Laundry Room Service

September 26, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on removal of laundry room service. The service was there as of 2012 but was removed in 2016. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced...

Rent Restoration Denied Because Intercom Not Working for Some Units

September 26, 2020    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on an improperly working intercom system. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord later applied for rent restoration based on...

DHCR Relied on Its Own Inspection, Despite HPD Violation Dismissal

August 27, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the conditions tenant complained about had been corrected...