RENT REDUCTION ORDERED

Apartment Door Conditions Were Not De Minimis

March 29, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on several apartment conditions. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Among other things, landlord argued that...

Defect in One Public Area Window Warranted Rent Reduction

February 24, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on a decrease in services to the security cameras and the windows. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord...

Gas Pipe Installation Caused Reduction in Tenant's Living Room Space

February 24, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that installation of gas piping in her living room reduced required services because the installation was done in an unworkmanlike manner and reduced her total apartment space. The...

Bathroom Ceiling Leak Condition Wasn't De Minimis

February 24, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on a bathroom moisture condition caused by a leak from the upstairs apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent. Landlord appealed and...

Two Out of 150 Common Area Windows Still Defective

February 24, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents in 2017 based on a finding of defective windows on the first, third, fourth, and sixth...

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...