NO SERVICE DECREASE

Tenant Denied Access and Inspector Found No Conditions

August 27, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. The DRA ruled against tenant and dismissed the complaint. Tenant complained and lost. Tenant claimed that the hallway electrical fixture in her apartment...

DHCR Can Rely on Its Own Inspection Report

July 24, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. They claimed that: (a) the entrance doors were frequently broken; (b) hallways weren't properly lit and had broken tiling; (c) garbage...

DHCR Mistakenly Reduced Rent Based on Repaired Conditions

February 24, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on various apartment conditions. The DRA ruled for tenant, based on inspections that found that the second bedroom and living room required painting...

Reduced Management and Security Staff Hours Were Minor Conditions

January 29, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. Conditions included reduced management office hours, removal of a playground, reduced hours of unarmed security personnel, and a broken...

Gap Between Apartment Door and Door Frame Was Minor Condition

January 29, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on various apartment conditions. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and won, in part. One of the two reasons for the...

Isolated Stains on Common Area Carpeting Don't Warrant Rent Reduction

July 23, 2019    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. The DRA found that there were stains on the building's common area carpeting. Landlord appealed and...

Tenant Complains First-Floor Medical Office Buzzed in Visitors Without Screening

June 24, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services. Tenant claimed that a downstairs commercial medical office tenant treated the front entrance door as a private vestibule and gave entrance...

Gas Service Restored by Time of DHCR Inspection

February 27, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on a gas shutoff that made dryers in the laundry room inoperable. The DRA ruled against tenant because gas service had been restored by...

Rent Reduction for Shaking Door Condition Revoked

February 25, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services. She claimed that her apartment entry door wasn't self-closing and the lock on the door needed to be repaired. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced her...

Transfer of Garbage Cans to Basement Wasn't Reduction in Services

January 28, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled against tenant, finding no service reduction. Tenant appealed and lost. Among other things, tenant complained that landlord...

Uneven Sidewalk Condition Was Minor

January 28, 2019    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents based on findings that some areas of the sidewalk in front of the building were uneven...

Elevator Condition Repaired by the Time of DHCR Inspection

June 27, 2018    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services due to elevator service and janitorial service in the elevator. The DRA ruled against tenants after DHCR inspection found no service reductions. Tenants...