NO SERVICE DECREASE

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...

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...