RENT REDUCTION ORDERED

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...

Rent Reduction Order Retroactive to Month After Landlord Gets Complaint

January 28, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained in March 2017 that gas service wasn't being provided. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent effective May 1, 2017. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that there had...

Standing Water in Meter Room Created Reduction in Services

January 28, 2019    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. Among other things, they claimed that there was standing water in the building's meter room. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents....

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...