RENT REDUCTION ORDERED

Construction Dust and Debris Showed Reduction in Services

February 26, 2018    

Tenant complained of a reduction in services based on insufficient janitorial services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent after inspection showed that there was construction debris, tools, dust, and...

DHCR Disregarded Tenant's Withdrawal of Service Complaint Based on Inspection

February 26, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services due to kitchen ceiling conditions. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that tenant had signed a...

Landlord Must Provide Freight Elevator Service in Former Loft Building

February 26, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on defects in elevator service. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents, finding that landlord had removed/discontinued...

Unstaffed Security Counter in Building Lobby Was a Reduction in Services

February 26, 2018    

Tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on insufficient security and janitorial services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the...

Rent Reduction Modified to Reflect That Tenant Was Rent Controlled

February 26, 2018    

Tenant complained of a reduction in services based on no cooking gas in her apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent by a rent guidelines increase. Landlord appealed and won. Landlord pointed out that...

HPD Bedbug Violation Resulted in DHCR Rent Reduction

February 23, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a bedbug infestation and vermin issues in her apartment. In response, landlord said that tenant received monthly extermination services at the building. The DHCR scheduled an...

Rent Reduction Ordered Even If Balcony Blocked for Required Facade Work

February 23, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction of services in February 2016 because her apartment balcony had been unusable since the spring of 2015. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent....

Landlord Switched Elevator Service from Manual to Automatic Without DHCR Permission

January 19, 2018    

Tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services after landlord removed 24-hour elevator operators. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord did file an...

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,...

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