RENT REDUCTION ORDERED

Mold Remediation Was Done in Unworkmanlike Manner

April 28, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services in August 2015 due to mold and mildew in the apartment and needed painting. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent. Landlord appealed and lost....

Security Guard Service at Other Building in Complex Irrelevant to Finding of Reduced Service

April 28, 2017    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord later applied for rent restoration based on a restoration of services. The DRA ruled against...

Tenant Letters Withdrawing Building-Wide Service Complaint Were Invalid

April 28, 2017    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that 23 out of 27 tenants who had signed the complaint had...

Names and Apartment Numbers Missing from Tenant Mailboxes

April 26, 2017    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Among other things, the DRA found after inspection that the building’s vestibule door wasn’t...

Tenants Didn't Withdraw Building-Wide Service Complaint

April 26, 2017    
Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services due to defective intercoms, garbage accumulation in the building’s public areas, and a few other conditions. They also claimed that the building had...

Landlord Relocated Laundry Rooms to Basement Without DHCR Approval

March 27, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services,...

Landlord Didn't Maintain Smoke and CO Detectors in Public Areas

March 27, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services, claiming that carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors on the building’s first floor weren’t maintained. The DRA ruled for...

Landlord Changed Heat Delivery System Without DHCR Approval

March 17, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services because landlord had...

DRA Needn't Send Landlord Inspection Report Before Finding Reduction in Services

February 27, 2017    

Tenant complained of a reduction in services based on a defective apartment entry door chain guard, and window pane and sash defects. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and won in part....

Overflowing Trash in Compactor Rooms Wasn't Minor Condition

February 27, 2017    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based in part on failure to maintain the garbage disposal areas, which were exposed, had a noxious odor, and attracted rats and vermin. The DRA ruled for...

Duplicate Rent Reduction Order Still in Place for Tenant Not Covered by First Order

February 21, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on loss of elevator service. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and won, in part. Landlord pointed...

Landlord's Removal of Skylight Results in Rent Reduction

February 21, 2017    

(Decision submitted by David Hershey-Webb of the Manhattan law firm of Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph LLP, attorneys for the tenant.)

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