DECREASE IN APARTMENT SERVICES

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...

Landlord's Rent Restoration Application Denied

September 28, 2016    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services due to vermin and bedbugs in her apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent after the DHCR’s inspector found evidence of mice and...

Landlord Didn't Provide Gas Service to Tenant's Apartment

September 28, 2016    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services, claiming that cooking gas utility service wasn’t maintained in his apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant, after inspection showed that the stove was...

Landlord Sealed Chimney So Tenant Couldn't Use Fireplace

June 27, 2016    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services after landlord sealed the chimney of a working fireplace that tenant had used for 40 years. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord...

Landlord Didn't Prove Bedbugs Were Eradicated

June 22, 2016    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services due to bedbugs in her apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent. Landlord later applied for rent restoration, claiming that the condition...

Tenant's Washing Machine Didn't Reduce Water Pressure in Bathroom

May 24, 2016    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. The DRO ruled for tenant and reduced his rent based on its finding of inadequate water pressure in tenant’s bathroom. Landlord appealed and lost....

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