RENT RESTORED

Rent Restored After HPD and DOB Confirm Vacate Order Was Rescinded

June 23, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained to the DHCR of a reduction in required services after HPD issued a Vacate Order for their apartment because it became uninhabitable after a fire. The DRA ruled for tenants and...

Tenant Didn't Provide Access for DHCR Inspection

June 22, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in services based on defects in the sink faucets and a light fixture. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord later filed an application to...

Tenant Denied Access and Cancelled No-Access Inspection

June 22, 2022    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in required services in her apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent. Landlord later applied for rent restoration and argued that tenant...

Rent Restored Despite Tenant's Complaints About New Elevator

September 24, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on defective elevator service. The DRA ruled for tenant in 2010 and reduced her rent. Landlord later sought rent restoration based on...

DHCR Incorrectly Added Corrected Conditions to Order Denying Rent Restoration

March 29, 2021    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents, based on five separate findings concerning common area conditions that weren't maintained. Landlord...

Rent Restoration Date Reflects Tenant's Failure to Permit Access

September 26, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on certain apartment conditions. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent. Landlord later applied for rent restoration based on tenant's...

Rents Properly Restored Based on DHCR Inspection Report

September 22, 2020    

The DHCR reduced the rents of rent-stabilized tenants based on a reduction in various building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants. Although some services had been restored, there was inadequate janitorial...

Tenant Can't Raise New Complaints in Response to Rent Restoration Application

August 27, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on problems with a living room window frame and sash. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent. The DRA later granted landlord's application...

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,...