REQUIRED SERVICES

Landlord Can't Install Biometric Entry System in Rent-Stabilized Building

February 11, 2020    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to modify building services by installing a biometric fingerprint entry security system. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that the proposed system intrudes on the privacy...

Service Reduction Complaint Dismissed

January 29, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenants of a building complex complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled against tenants and dismissed their complaint. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants had complained that...

Removal of Illegal Partition Wall Is a Reduction in Services

January 29, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in services after landlord removed an illegal partition wall inside tenant's apartment. This reduced the number of rooms in tenant's apartment from...

Landlord Can Replace Gas Stoves with Electric Stoves

January 28, 2020    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to modify services at a rent-stabilized building by replacing gas stoves with electric ovens and stovetops. The DRA granted landlord's application. Tenants appealed and lost...

Landlord Must Replace Nonworking Elevator

December 18, 2019    

In 2009, landlord asked the DHCR for permission to modify building services after IMD loft tenant became subject to rent stabilization. Landlord wished to dismantle a 75-year-old elevator that had broken down for...

Landlord Not Required to Install Smoke or CO Detectors in Hallways

December 16, 2019    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to modify building services by eliminating a requirement that smoke and carbon monoxide detectors be installed in the building's hallways. The DRA ruled against landlord...

Landlord Can Convert from Gas to Electric Heating

December 16, 2019    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to substitute electric heating and cooking service for gas heating and cooking service at the building. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that...

Landlord Can Replace Gas Stoves with Electric Stoves

December 16, 2019    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to modify building services by converting cooking service from gas to electric and to replace gas stoves with electric stoves. The DRA ruled for landlord, without any change to...

Tenant's Complaint About Doorman Was Unrelated to Key Fob Installation

December 16, 2019    

Landlord asked for DHCR approval to modify building-wide services by installing a key fob on the building foyer door. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant argued that the DRA's decision...

Landlord Can Replace Tenant's Gas Stove with Electric Stove

November 19, 2019    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to remove tenant's gas stove and install an electric stove. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that landlord's application was...

DHCR Approves Replacement of Metal Keys with Key Fob System

November 19, 2019    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to modify building services by replacing the building's traditional metal key entry system with an electronic key fob entrance system. The DRA ruled for landlord, based on a...

Landlord Can Replace Con Ed Steam Heat with Boiler/Burner

November 19, 2019    

Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to replace the steam system supplied by Con Edison with heat and hot water from the owner's boiler/burner system. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants argued that: (a)...