DECREASE IN BUILDING SERVICES

Security Guard Service at Other Building in Complex Irrelevant to Finding of Reduced Service

April 28, 2017    

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

Tenant Letters Withdrawing Building-Wide Service Complaint Were Invalid

April 28, 2017    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that 23 out of 27 tenants who had signed the complaint had...

Names and Apartment Numbers Missing from Tenant Mailboxes

April 26, 2017    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Among other things, the DRA found after inspection that the building’s vestibule door wasn’t...

Tenants Didn't Withdraw Building-Wide Service Complaint

April 26, 2017    
Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services due to defective intercoms, garbage accumulation in the building’s public areas, and a few other conditions. They also claimed that the building had...

Landlord Didn't Maintain Smoke and CO Detectors in Public Areas

March 27, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services, claiming that carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors on the building’s first floor weren’t maintained. The DRA ruled for...

Overflowing Trash in Compactor Rooms Wasn't Minor Condition

February 27, 2017    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based in part on failure to maintain the garbage disposal areas, which were exposed, had a noxious odor, and attracted rats and vermin. The DRA ruled for...

Duplicate Rent Reduction Order Still in Place for Tenant Not Covered by First Order

February 21, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on loss of elevator service. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and won, in part. Landlord pointed...

Landlord Changed to Non-Duplicable Entrance Key Without DHCR Approval

February 17, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent based on landlord’s failure to maintain the building entrance door lock. Landlord appealed and lost....

Temporary Reduction in Laundry Facilities Was Reduction in Services

October 28, 2016    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on a reduction in the number of washers and dryers in the laundry room. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. The DRA later denied...

DHCR Inspector Found Rust Stains and Leaks in Garage

September 29, 2016    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on garage conditions. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent based on rust stains and leaks found in various parts of the garage...

Landlord Removed Laundry Room from Tenant's Floor

June 24, 2016    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on landlord’s removal of laundry facilities. Landlord didn’t answer the complaint and the DRA ruled for tenant and reduced...

Rusted Fire Escape Isn't a Minor Condition

June 22, 2016    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenant based on a rusted fire escape, and reduced tenant’s rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that...

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