NO SERVICE DECREASE

NO SERVICE DECREASE

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...

DHCR Inspection Showed Elevator Was in Proper Working Condition

December 18, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on elevator service deficiencies. The DRA ruled against tenant after DHCR inspection. Tenant appealed and lost. The DHCR's...

Reduction in Building Staff Didn't Decrease Janitorial Service

November 28, 2017    

Rent-controlled tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services. Tenant claimed that landlord had reduced the number of janitorial staff at the building and that now one person acted as the porter. The DRA...

Removal of Storage Service for Tenant Was De Minimis

May 29, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenant in part, and reduced his rent. The DRA found that the building's new intercom system didn't have a video...

DHCR Inspector Found No Evidence of Mold in Apartment

February 27, 2017    

Tenant complained of a reduction in services, claiming that there was mold in her bedroom and bathroom. Tenant submitted a copy of a mold inspection report prepared by a consultant she hired. The DRA ruled against...

DHCR Inspection Showed Adequate Staircase Lighting

February 21, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents based in part on an HPD violation issued for “no lighting” in the building...

Building Gas Service Was Restored Before DHCR Inspection

February 17, 2017    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on interruption of gas service to the building, which affected apartment cooking gas as well as the building’s laundry service since dryers didn...

No Rent Reduction For Temporary Replacement of Exit Signs

October 28, 2016    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on various conditions. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Tenants appealed, claiming that there were additional conditions ignored by...

Decrease in Janitorial Staff Was Minor Condition

September 29, 2016    

Tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled against tenant and dismissed the case. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant argued that the removal of a full-time porter resulted in a decrease...

No Rent Reduction for Vestibule Door Condition

September 29, 2016    

Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on a number of conditions. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and won in part. The DRA erred by including “...

Gas Service Restored by Time of DHCR Inspection

September 28, 2016    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services, claiming that she had no use of the stove and oven in her apartment because there was no gas service. The DRA ruled against tenant, after inspection found...

Rent Administrator Incorrectly Reduced Tenant's Rent

September 28, 2016    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services because there was no lock on the entrance door to his apartment. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and won. Landlord pointed...