DECREASE IN APARTMENT SERVICES

Warped Kitchen Floor and Other Conditions Weren't Minor

November 28, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent, finding that the kitchen floor was warped, that the living room ceiling ledge needed to be plastered,...

Landlord's Claim That Tenant Rejected New Stove Offered Was Untimely

November 28, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services because of a defective stove. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that tenant wouldn't permit...

Landlord Didn't Prove Two Access Requests Were Made

November 28, 2017    

Tenant complained of a reduction in various apartment services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord later applied for rent restoration based on the restoration of services. The DRA ruled against...

Stained Wood Floor and Bathroom Vent Dust Weren't Minor Conditions

October 30, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent based on a wooden parquet floor that was stained and worn out, as well as excessive accumulation of dust in...

Landlord Didn't Prove All Apartment Conditions Were Repaired

May 30, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on conditions in his apartment. These included a defective kitchen floor and ceiling, exposed wiring in the kitchen, leaks and stains on kitchen and...

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....

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....

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.)

Tenant's Rent Reduced to $1 After Fire, Even If She Caused It

February 17, 2017    

Rent-controlled tenant complained of a reduction in services after a fire on June 3, 2016, rendered her apartment uninhabitable. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent to $1 per month. Landlord appealed and...

Tenant's Rent Reduced Based on Vermin and Mold

October 28, 2016    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on roaches and mice in the kitchen and mold in the bathroom. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent. Landlord appealed and lost. DHCR...

Second Entry Door Removal Wasn't Done in Workmanlike Manner

October 28, 2016    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on work done when her second apartment entrance door was removed. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent. Landlord appealed and lost. The rent...

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