DECREASE IN APARTMENT SERVICES

Apartment Door Conditions Were Not De Minimis

March 29, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on several apartment conditions. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Among other things, landlord argued that...

Gas Pipe Installation Caused Reduction in Tenant's Living Room Space

February 24, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained that installation of gas piping in her living room reduced required services because the installation was done in an unworkmanlike manner and reduced her total apartment space. The...

Bathroom Ceiling Leak Condition Wasn't De Minimis

February 24, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on a bathroom moisture condition caused by a leak from the upstairs apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her rent. Landlord appealed and...

Inoperable Lock on Bedroom Door Resulted in Rent Reduction

December 18, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in apartment services. Tenant cited many conditions in the kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, living room, hall, and foyer. After DHCR inspection, the DRA ruled for tenant...

Tenant's Rent Reduced to $1 Per Month After Fire

December 18, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. He claimed that he was forced to move out after a fire occurred in his apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent to $1 per month while the...

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...