DECREASE IN BUILDING SERVICES

Exterior Wall Defect Caused Cold Air in Tenant's Apartment

July 21, 2015    

Tenant complained of a reduction in services. He claimed that the building had an extreme exterior brick wall problem and that this caused very cold wind to blow into his apartment. DOB had issued a violation for...

Intercom Audio Not Repaired

June 17, 2015    

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

Wood Plank Installed on Staircase Wasn't Minor Condition

May 22, 2015    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in services based on a number of building...

Landlord Must Restore Damaged Master TV Antenna

May 21, 2015    

Tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services because the...

No Proof Intercom Service Was Restored

May 20, 2015    

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

Building Wing Elevator Wasn't Working

April 23, 2015    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services because an elevator was out of service. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that...

Rent Reduction Based on HPD Heat Violation

April 23, 2015    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of insufficient heat in his apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant based on two HPD heat violations at the building, and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued...

Parking Provided by Landlord Was Required Service

March 18, 2015    

Tenants complained of a reduction in services after landlord refused to reinstate parking privileges previously granted. Tenants claimed that landlord accepted payment for parking rent for April and May 2012 but...

Lobby Leak Stains and Peeling Paint Not Minor Condition

October 27, 2014    

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 peeling paint and leak stains on the lobby ceiling and...

Oil Tank Violation Results in Reduction in Required Services

September 25, 2014    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. She said there was a serious fire egress violation because landlord had installed an oil tank. Tenant also claimed that the oil tank prevented her from...

Landlord Didn't Maintain Janitorial Services

August 15, 2014    

Forty-seven rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed, claiming that any failure to maintain services was de...

Rent Reduction Increased After Tenant Appeal

August 13, 2014    

In 2006, landlord asked the DHCR for permission to terminate inclusion of electrical service in the rents of 443 rent-stabilized and rent-controlled tenants in the building. Landlord planned to convert from master...