DECREASE IN APARTMENT SERVICES

Tenant's Rent Reduced for Bedbug Infestation

September 27, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in required services based on bedbug infestation in her apartment. She claimed that there had been bedbugs for over two years and that landlord failed to...

Landlord Installed Exposed Gas Pipes in Tenant's Living Room

September 27, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in required services based on a number of conditions. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent, after inspection found that tenant's intercom was...

DHCR Relied on Its Own Inspection, Despite HPD Violation Dismissal

August 27, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the conditions tenant complained about had been corrected...

Landlord Improperly Changed Heat and Hot Water Service

July 24, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on changes made to her apartment after a building fire. She claimed that: (a) landlord placed a heating system in front of her kitchen sink and...

Cracked Kitchen Floor Tiles Not Minor Condition

July 23, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on a cracked kitchen floor, a defective stove and refrigerator, missing ceramic tiles on the kitchen walls, and a water leak from the living room...

Rent Reduction Properly Granted for Cooking Gas Shut-Off

October 28, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services because cooking gas wasn't being provided. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that it turned...

Rent Reduction Order Amended to Clarify Conditions Found

August 26, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in apartment services. Tenant claimed that the molding around the apartment entrance door creaked, that molding in the closet was missing, and that the closet door...

Cracked Floorboards Weren't a Minor Condition

August 26, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in apartment services based on cracked and ripped floorboards. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the...

Construction Next Door Reduced Light and Air in Units

July 23, 2019    

Five rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in services in their apartments due to decreased light and air caused by construction of a building next door. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents...

Kitchen Floor Remained Unleveled After Repairs

July 23, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on a number of apartment conditions, including floor leveling in the apartment kitchen and bathroom. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent....

Tenant's Possible Negligence Doesn't Preclude Rent Reduction Based on Fire

May 22, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in services. Tenant's apartment had become uninhabitable after a fire. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent to $1 per month while the...

Rent Reduction Order Retroactive to Month After Landlord Gets Complaint

January 28, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained in March 2017 that gas service wasn't being provided. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent effective May 1, 2017. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that there had...