RENT REDUCTION ORDERED

Landlord Didn't Prove Tenant Denied Access for Repairs

June 23, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in required services because cooking gas service wasn't being provided. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent based on DHCR inspection in November 2021....

Cracked Paint/Plaster Under Stairs Wasn't a Minor Condition

June 22, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained to the DHCR about a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents based on findings that a washing machine in the building laundry room was...

Cracked Tread Area of Building Steps Isn't a Minor Condition

June 22, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent, based on findings of defective conditions in the sidewalks, stairs to the...

Landlord Transferred Cost of Heat and Hot Water Service to Tenant

May 25, 2022    

Tenant complained in 2017 that landlord failed to provide heat and hot water because it had converted the central boiler/hot water system to individual apartment-based heat/hot water systems in 2016. Landlord did so...

Landlord Didn't Prove Tenant Caused Reduction in Services

December 22, 2021    

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...

Laundry Cart Service Removal Not a De Minimis Condition

July 27, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in several building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenant, reduced his rent, and ordered landlord to restore services. The order was based on the DRA's finding...

DHCR Properly Reduced Rents Based on Out-of-Order Elevator

July 27, 2021    

Tenants complained to the DHCR of a reduction in building-wide services based on a number of conditions. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents solely based on a finding that the elevator leading to the...

Bubbling Paint and Plaster Conditions Weren't De Minimis

May 25, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in various building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents after finding that paint and plaster weren't maintained in the hallway and...

Landlord Didn't Provide Sufficient Building Door Keys to Tenants

May 25, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services because: (a) the lock to the building entrance door was changed unnecessarily; (b) an insufficient number of keys were provided for the...

Inspector Found Debris Still Falling from Terraces

May 25, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenants in New Rochelle complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on falling debris from terraces. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord later sought rent...

Landlord's Removal of Partition Reduced Required Services in Tenant's Apartment

May 5, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. Tenant claimed that landlord removed a wall partition in tenant's apartment. This resulted in tenant's loss of a bedroom and decreased the number...

Rent Reduced to $1 per Month Based on Uninhabitable Conditions

April 27, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on multiple apartment defects. Tenant claimed that the kitchen cabinets were broken; the kitchen ceiling leaked; the bathroom shower knobs, wall,...