NO SERVICE DECREASE

DHCR Inspection Found That Vermin Control Was Maintained

February 24, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services. Tenant claimed that vermin control wasn't maintained in the building's public areas. Landlord denied the condition. The DHCR's...

Tenant Complaint That Apartment Conditions Caused Allergies Dismissed

December 18, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant in Larchmont complained to the DHCR that repairs were needed throughout her apartment due to her allergies. The DRA ruled against tenant and dismissed her complaint. Tenant appealed and lost....

Gas and Laundry Room Services Restored

December 18, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR in November 2018 of a reduction in building-wide services based on her claim that the building had no gas service and that laundry room services had been discontinued as...

Inspection Confirmed That Building's Emergency Number Worked

October 28, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled against tenant and terminated the proceeding. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant had complained that, outside the A-K side of...

DHCR Finds No Reduction in Services Despite Contrary HPD Report

September 28, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained to the DHCR of a reduction in required services. Tenant claimed that a ceiling had collapsed in her bathroom and that cascading water had soaked electric fixtures. The DRA ruled...

Claimed Seven-Month Gas Outage Corrected Before DHCR Inspection

September 27, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained in June 2018 of a reduction in required services based on a loss of gas service. The DRA ruled against tenant and dismissed the complaint. Tenant appealed and lost. The DRA had...

No Rent Reduction Where Service Restored Before DHCR Inspection

September 26, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on landlord's failure to collect recyclables from the trash room on each floor. Landlord instead changed its practice by requiring...

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...