DECREASE IN BUILDING SERVICES

No Rent Restoration Based on Remaining Cracked Lobby Tiles

September 28, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained to the DHCR for a reduction in building-wide services based on cracked and damaged floor tiles in the building lobby, along with inadequate janitorial services. The DRA ruled for...

No Rent Restoration Where Terraces Were Still Under Repair

September 27, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenants in New Rochelle complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents based on findings that there were open boxes exposing TV cables in the...

Rents Reduced Due to Landlord's Removal of Laundry Room Service

September 26, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on removal of laundry room service. The service was there as of 2012 but was removed in 2016. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced...

Rent Restoration Denied Because Intercom Not Working for Some Units

September 26, 2020    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on an improperly working intercom system. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord later applied for rent restoration based on...

Damage to Fire Escape Warranted Rent Reduction

July 24, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on several conditions, including damage to the fire escape outside his apartment. Tenant claimed that the fire escape was damaged when the Fire...

Landlord Refused to Accept Large Packages of Electronics for Tenants

June 25, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR in 2014 of a reduction in building-wide services after building staff discontinued their acceptances, on behalf of tenants, of large electronic goods. Tenant claimed...

DHCR Ruling That Landlord Didn't Provide Required Service Was Rational

May 20, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained to the DHCR of a reduction in building-wide services. Tenants claimed that the building's elevator had been removed from service and wasn't operable because the elevator...

Cracked Lobby Floor and Sidewalk Weren't Minor Conditions

January 29, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in various services based on lobby floor and sidewalk conditions. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that...

Public Area Window Conditions Weren't Minor

January 29, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. Tenants claimed that windows in the hallways, staircase landings, and recycling rooms needed repairs or adjustments. Landlord claimed that...

Nonworking Security Cameras Weren't a Minor Condition

January 28, 2020    

Tenants complained to the DHCR of a reduction in building-wide services based on nonworking security cameras in public areas of the building. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and...

Rent Reduction Ordered Based on Vermin in Apartment

December 18, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on mold and vermin throughout her apartment. Landlord pointed out that tenant received monthly extermination service. The DRA ruled for tenant and...

Conditions Resulting in DHCR Rent Reduction Weren't De Minimis

November 21, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained to the DHCR of a reduction in building services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed, claiming that the conditions were de minimis--that is...