RENT REDUCTION ORDERED

RENT REDUCTION ORDERED

Landlord's Redesign of Tenant's Bathroom Reduced Required Services

October 28, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in required services. Tenant claimed that landlord demolished and renovated her bathroom by making it smaller and the entrance and use of the toilet space narrower....

Landlord Discontinued Building's Laundry Room Service

October 27, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services after landlord removed washers and dryers from a building laundry room after decades of use. Landlord claimed that this wasn't a...

Landlord Replaced Keys But Wouldn't Give Tenant Additional Copy

September 26, 2018    

Tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services after landlord changed service from a traditional metal key to a key fob system without prior DHCR approval. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their...

Landlord Removed Second Apartment Door Without DHCR Approval

September 22, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. Tenant claimed that landlord removed the back door to the apartment and bricked up the door area. That door had given tenant access to a portion of the...

No Proof Tenant Caused Fire

September 22, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services when her apartment became uninhabitable following a fire. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent to $1 per month until habitability was restored....

Landlord Didn't Provide Stove or Refrigerator to Tenant

July 18, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services because his apartment had no stove or refrigerator. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and won. The DRA found that landlord wasn't required to...

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,...