DECREASE IN BUILDING SERVICES

Rent Reduction Ordered Based on Defective Intercom

March 19, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a decrease in services to the apartment. Tenant claimed that the intercom system wasn't functioning properly. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed...

Standing Water in Meter Room Created Reduction in Services

January 28, 2019    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. Among other things, they claimed that there was standing water in the building's meter room. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents....

Landlord Removed Second Apartment Door Without DHCR Approval

September 22, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. Tenant claimed that landlord removed the back door to the apartment and bricked up the door area. That door had given tenant access to a portion of the...

Non-Working Security Cameras Were a Reduction in Services

June 27, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord pointed out that tenants had complained that it had...

Freight Elevator Service Discontinued

June 27, 2018    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services because the building's freight elevator wasn't in service. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord...

Elevator Inoperable at Time of DHCR Inspection

June 27, 2018    

Tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services due to an inoperable elevator. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that it needed additional time to...

Cooking Gas Shut Off Due to Con Edison Work Outside Building

June 27, 2018    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services due to a Con Edison gas service shut-off. Landlord argued that all required services that it had control over were being maintained and that Con Edison shut...

Landlord's Trash Storage Behind Building Wasn't a Minor Condition

May 29, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents, based on a finding that landlord wasn't maintaining janitorial service on the...

Construction Dust and Debris Showed Reduction in Services

February 26, 2018    

Tenant complained of a reduction in services based on insufficient janitorial services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent after inspection showed that there was construction debris, tools, dust, and...

Landlord Must Provide Freight Elevator Service in Former Loft Building

February 26, 2018    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on defects in elevator service. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents, finding that landlord had removed/discontinued...

Unstaffed Security Counter in Building Lobby Was a Reduction in Services

February 26, 2018    

Tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on insufficient security and janitorial services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the...

Failure to Provide Janitorial Service Wasn't a Minor Condition

December 18, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on janitor service. Landlord answered that any conditions were corrected and that tenant had withdrawn his complaint. The DRA ruled for...