DECREASE IN BUILDING SERVICES

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...

Landlord Changed Intercom System Without Prior DHCR Approval

May 24, 2016    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRO ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord had converted the building intercom system from a traditional system to a phone-line system...

Tenants' Rents Reduced to $1 per Month Based on Utility Shut-Off

April 25, 2016    

Tenants complained of reductions in apartment services following a fire at the building and building-wide discontinuance of utility service by an Orange and Rockland County utility company. Landlord claimed that it...

Rents Reduced for Broken Elevator

March 18, 2016    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services due to a non-functioning elevator. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that the elevator was...

Monthly Rent Reduced to $1 After Apartment Fire

January 26, 2016    

Tenant complained of a reduction in services after a fire rendered his apartment uninhabitable. The DRA reduced tenant’s rent to $1 per month while he was displaced. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed...

Laundry Room Service Interrupted by Gas Shut-Off

November 23, 2015    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on the interruption of laundry room service after Con Edison shut off the gas service to the laundry room. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their...

Construction Dust During Apartment Renovation Wasn't Minor Condition

September 23, 2015    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on building conditions during landlord’s renovation of the building. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord...

Landlord Changed Intercom System Without DHCR Approval

July 24, 2015    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. They claimed that landlord changed the intercom system from an audio-based system to a telephone-based system that required tenants to have and disclose...

Building's Vestibule Security Camera No Longer Functioned

July 22, 2015    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services, claiming that landlord wasn’t maintaining the building’s intercom video camera. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord...