RENT REDUCTION ORDERED

Cracked Lobby Floor and Sidewalk Weren't Minor Conditions

January 29, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in various services based on lobby floor and sidewalk conditions. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that...

Public Area Window Conditions Weren't Minor

January 29, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. Tenants claimed that windows in the hallways, staircase landings, and recycling rooms needed repairs or adjustments. Landlord claimed that...

Nonworking Security Cameras Weren't a Minor Condition

January 28, 2020    

Tenants complained to the DHCR of a reduction in building-wide services based on nonworking security cameras in public areas of the building. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and...

Rent Reduction Ordered Based on Vermin in Apartment

December 18, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on mold and vermin throughout her apartment. Landlord pointed out that tenant received monthly extermination service. The DRA ruled for tenant and...

Landlord Improperly Reduced Size of Tenant Storage Bins

December 18, 2019    

Rent-stabilized and rent-controlled tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on a reduction in storage bin space previously provided. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents....

Conditions Resulting in DHCR Rent Reduction Weren't De Minimis

November 21, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained to the DHCR of a reduction in building services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed, claiming that the conditions were de minimis--that is...

Hallway Ceiling Stains and Cracks Were Not Minor Conditions

November 19, 2019    

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

Rent Reduction Properly Granted for Cooking Gas Shut-Off

October 28, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services because cooking gas wasn't being provided. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that it turned...

Tenant Properly Affirmed Application for Rent Reduction

September 25, 2019    

Tenant complained of a reduction in required apartment services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the complaint was filed improperly by a tenant...

Rent Restoration Denied After Inspection Showed New Potholes in Parking Lot

September 24, 2019    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on defects in the building's parking lot pavement. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord later requested rent restoration...

Rent Reduction Order Amended to Clarify Conditions Found

August 26, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in apartment services. Tenant claimed that the molding around the apartment entrance door creaked, that molding in the closet was missing, and that the closet door...

Cracked Floorboards Weren't a Minor Condition

August 26, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in apartment services based on cracked and ripped floorboards. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the...