DECREASE IN APARTMENT SERVICES

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...

Landlord's Redesign of Tenant's Bathroom Reduced Required Services

October 28, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in required services. Tenant claimed that landlord demolished and renovated her bathroom by making it smaller and the entrance and use of the toilet space narrower....

No Proof Tenant Caused Fire

September 22, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services when her apartment became uninhabitable following a fire. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent to $1 per month until habitability was restored....

Landlord Didn't Provide Stove or Refrigerator to Tenant

July 18, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services because his apartment had no stove or refrigerator. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and won. The DRA found that landlord wasn't required to...

DHCR Disregarded Tenant's Withdrawal of Service Complaint Based on Inspection

February 26, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services due to kitchen ceiling conditions. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that tenant had signed a...

Rent Reduction Modified to Reflect That Tenant Was Rent Controlled

February 26, 2018    

Tenant complained of a reduction in services based on no cooking gas in her apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent by a rent guidelines increase. Landlord appealed and won. Landlord pointed out that...

HPD Bedbug Violation Resulted in DHCR Rent Reduction

February 23, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a bedbug infestation and vermin issues in her apartment. In response, landlord said that tenant received monthly extermination services at the building. The DHCR scheduled an...

Rent Reduction Ordered Even If Balcony Blocked for Required Facade Work

February 23, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction of services in February 2016 because her apartment balcony had been unusable since the spring of 2015. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent....

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,...