RENT REDUCTION ORDERED

Non-Working Security Cameras Were a Reduction in Services

June 27, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord pointed out that tenants had complained that it had...

Freight Elevator Service Discontinued

June 27, 2018    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services because the building's freight elevator wasn't in service. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord...

Elevator Inoperable at Time of DHCR Inspection

June 27, 2018    

Tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services due to an inoperable elevator. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that it needed additional time to...

Cooking Gas Shut Off Due to Con Edison Work Outside Building

June 27, 2018    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services due to a Con Edison gas service shut-off. Landlord argued that all required services that it had control over were being maintained and that Con Edison shut...

Landlord's Trash Storage Behind Building Wasn't a Minor Condition

May 29, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents, based on a finding that landlord wasn't maintaining janitorial service on the...

Rent Reduction Order Freezes Rent at First Rent-Stabilized Rent

May 24, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of rent overcharge. The DRA ruled for tenant and ordered landlord to refund $7,500, including interest. The overcharge finding was based on an outstanding rent reduction order,...

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...

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