DECREASE IN BUILDING SERVICES

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...

Hallway Ceiling Stains and Cracks Were Not Minor Conditions

November 19, 2019    

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

Handicap Access Lift Not Maintained

August 26, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Tenants appealed. Although rents were reduced based on some conditions, tenants argued...

Peeling Paint Conditions in Staircase Landings Weren't Minor

August 26, 2019    

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

Stairway/Landing Conditions Weren't Minor

July 23, 2019    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on various conditions. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Among other things, DHCR inspection found that the covering on the stairway...

Landlord Must Post Access Information for Building's Handicap Lift

July 23, 2019    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. One of the conditions found was lack of access to the building's handicap lift. The DRA later...

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....