RENT RESTORED

Rents Restored After Landlord Removes Unauthorized Service Modification

December 18, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. They pointed out that landlord had replaced a traditional wired intercom system with a modernized telephone-based intercom system without...

Rent Restored 20 Years After Fire-Damaged Apartment Was Re-inhabited

November 19, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on fire damage that rendered his apartment uninhabitable. The DRA ruled for tenant in 1997 and reduced his rent. Landlord later applied for rent...

Landlord Got DHCR Approval for Intercom Service Modification

October 28, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in services. The DRA ruled for tenants because landlord had replaced the prior intercom system with a system that caused the intercom to ring through a cell phone or...

DHCR Inspection Showed that Services Had Been Restored

September 24, 2019    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents based on findings that paint was chipped on the stairway wall between the second and third floors,...

Rent Restoration Granted Based on DHCR Inspection

August 26, 2019    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents based on findings that there were unworkmanlike repairs done to the walls in front of the mailboxes,...

DHCR Incorrectly Denied Rent Restoration

February 27, 2019    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents based on a finding that peeling paint was on the ceiling between the third and fourth floors of the...

Landlord Proves It Restored Storage Room Service

October 29, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. The DRA later denied landlord's application to restore rents. Landlord filed a PAR,...

Rent Administrator Incorrectly Denied Rent Restoration

October 27, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents based on dirty and stained carpeting in all four passenger elevators. Landlord later...

Rent Restoration Date Delayed

August 21, 2018    

The DRA reduced rent-stabilized tenant's rent based on a reduction in services. Landlord later filed an application to restore rent based on the restoration of services. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant...

Rent Restoration Date Follows Date of Notice to Tenant that Vacate Order Had Been Lifted

August 21, 2018    

The DRA reduced tenant's rent to $1 per month based on a fire that rendered tenant's apartment uninhabitable effective Sept. 1, 2015. The DRA later granted landlord's application to restore rent based on...

Rent Restored After Landlord Gets Approval for Modification of Intercom

April 24, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. The DRA ruled for tenant because landlord had unilaterally changed the building's bell/buzzer system without getting prior approval from the DHCR. The...

Tenant Didn't Keep Appointment for DHCR No-Access Inspection

April 23, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent. The DRA later granted landlord's application to restore rent. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed...