RENT REDUCTION ORDERED

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...

Handicap Access Lift Not Maintained

August 26, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Tenants appealed. Although rents were reduced based on some conditions, tenants argued...

Peeling Paint Conditions in Staircase Landings Weren't Minor

August 26, 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 many of...

Construction Next Door Reduced Light and Air in Units

July 23, 2019    

Five rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in services in their apartments due to decreased light and air caused by construction of a building next door. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents...

Stairway/Landing Conditions Weren't Minor

July 23, 2019    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on various conditions. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Among other things, DHCR inspection found that the covering on the stairway...

Landlord Must Post Access Information for Building's Handicap Lift

July 23, 2019    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. One of the conditions found was lack of access to the building's handicap lift. The DRA later...

Kitchen Floor Remained Unleveled After Repairs

July 23, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on a number of apartment conditions, including floor leveling in the apartment kitchen and bathroom. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent....

Tenant's Possible Negligence Doesn't Preclude Rent Reduction Based on Fire

May 22, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in services. Tenant's apartment had become uninhabitable after a fire. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent to $1 per month while the...

Rent Reduction Ordered Based on Defective Intercom

March 19, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a decrease in services to the apartment. Tenant claimed that the intercom system wasn't functioning properly. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed...